10 Most Horrifying Shark Attacks. #7 Happened With A Pregnant Lifeguard

10 Most Horrifying Shark Attacks. #7 Happened With A Pregnant Lifeguard
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You'd want to stick to swimming pools instead after seeing these.

Many people love to go to the beach to relax and to swim, but you should always understand that you will not always know what lies underwater. There could be an octopus, a squid, or even a terrifying shark lurking underneath.

Sadly, some people become the target of these underwater predators. Read on!

1. In 1963, Rodney Fox was just in a spear-fishing competition when it happened.

1. In 1963, Rodney Fox was just in a spear-fishing competition when it happened.

He was a freestyle diver who joined the contest at the South Australian coast. Sadly, he was attacked by a great white shark. The shark left him but then returned to attack again. He had many bites, but he was thankfully seen by a rescue boat. His lungs, upper stomach, and arm bones were exposed, among others.

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2. In 2004, several lifeguards had trouble in New Zealand.

2. In 2004, several lifeguards had trouble in New Zealand.
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Rob Howes and three female lifeguards were simply swimming off the New Zealand coast when some dolphins were behaving in an odd way. The dolphins even approached them and started to hit the water with their fins. Rob Howes soon saw a massive great white shark. However, the dolphins circled around Rob Howes and the other lifesavers so fast that the shark couldn't attack them.

3. In 2003, Bethany Hamilton had one of the most popular shark attacks ever.

3. In 2003, Bethany Hamilton had one of the most popular shark attacks ever.
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The attack was so memorable that a 2011 movie named Soul Surfer was made on it. She was only 13 years old when Bethany was pounded by a shark that went to her board. The shark took off her arm and she lost 60 percent of her blood. However, Bethany Hamilton did not give up surfing and even won one event after a month. After two years, she also received a national title.

4. Valey and Syndey Levy were attacked in 2012.

4. Valey and Syndey Levy were attacked in 2012.
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Sydney Levy was taken underwater by a shark while she was at a Florida beach. Valey Levy, who was her mother, immediately grabbed her shoulders and pulled her up to her surfboard. Rescuers thankfully found them because another shark attack happened several minutes before.

5. Talented surfer Joshua Holley was attacked by a tiger shark.

5. Talented surfer Joshua Holley was attacked by a tiger shark.
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Specifically, the tiger shark bit his foot while Joshua was surfing in Hawaii. He knew what he needed to do and he punched the shark twice so that it would go away. His foot needed 42 stitches, but he turned out alright aside from that.

6. Russell Easton was an underwater photographer who was attacked.

6. Russell Easton was an underwater photographer who was attacked.
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The professional photographer was trying to take a picture of a large tiger shark in 2012, but the shark decided to bite his camera. Russel sensed danger so he forced the camera further inside the shark's mouth while he swam away.

7. A pregnant lifeguard also suffered from a shark attack.

7. A pregnant lifeguard also suffered from a shark attack.
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She was at Treasure Shores beach in Florida, but the waters were not that visible at the time. As she was walking in the waters, she fell five feet and was immediately bitten by a shark. Her partner obviously couldn't hear her, so she had to swim back to shore alone. She needed at least 100 stitches in her leg.

8. Mick Fanning had to face a shark during a surfing competition.

8. Mick Fanning had to face a shark during a surfing competition.
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He was just trying to enjoy the J-Bay Open World Surf League in South Africa, but a great white shark took a bite out of his surfboard. He was able to punch the shark so that it would get away.

9. Elio Canestri died in 2015.

9. Elio Canestri died in 2015.
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He was a 13-year-old champion surfer, but a shark attack in France ended both his career and his life. His injuries were so bad that he died.

10. Actress Marcia Hathaway was killed by a shark.

10. Actress Marcia Hathaway was killed by a shark.
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The 32-year-old celebrity was in the waters of Sydney Harbour when a shark bit her right calf and thigh. Her lover saved her, but the injuries were too much and she passed away on the way to the hospital.

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