The young man was paragliding when the shark swam to the surface to bite him.
He has undergone emergency surgery, but his condition is stable.
According to experts, sharks are quite rare in the region.
A man was bitten on the foot by a shark while paragliding in the Red Sea. According to information from The Sun, the boy is 37 years old and has lived to tell the story.
The incident took place in Aqaba, Jordan. The man was being pulled by a boat, while he was attached to some kind of paraglider, when the shark came to the surface and bit him. The episode was filmed by a witness.
According to The Sun, the boy, whose identity has not been released, was rushed to a nearby military hospital. He has had fractures, as well as several torn tendons and muscles, but is stable after undergoing surgery.
The exact date of the accident is not known, but the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (Aseza) explained that a committee had been formed to investigate a shark attack that took place during the week. last.
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Sharks are rare in the area
According to experts, the man was unlucky, as sharks are very rare in the area. That’s what Mohammad Qatawneh from the Aqaba International Diving Center said.
“The shark attack has garnered a lot of media attention. It really scared a lot of people, but it’s something that can happen anywhere, ”he said. “I have been diving here for 20 years and this is the first time I have heard of a shark attack.”