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October 16 2021 9:45 AM ˚

Jordanian attacked by shark in Aqaba on Friday

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AMMAN — A 37-year-old Jordanian man was attacked by a shark on Friday, while parasailing in Aqaba. The man managed to escape the shark’s jaws after it bit into his leg.اضافة اعلان

According to medical staff at the Prince Hashem military hospital, the man underwent surgery at the hospital in Aqaba on Sunday and his condition was described as stable.

Despite the attack, Mohammad Qatawneh from the Aqaba International Dive Center told Jordan News that attacks in the Gulf of Aqaba are rare.

“The shark attack garnered a lot of media attention. Truthfully, it scared a lot of people, but this is something that can take place anywhere,” Qatawneh said. “In Karak for example, there are snakes and scorpions. … but in the end, they’re not dangerous enough to scare people away. … I’ve been diving for 20 years, this is the first I’ve heard of a shark attack.”

“There are many types of sharks,” he added. “We have reef sharks, guitar sharks, and many other types but none are dangerous.”


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