Scuba diver, 35, dies in brutal shark attack in Mexico
Scuba diver, 35, dies in brutal shark attack in Mexico after deadly predator ripped off his entire leg
- Nahum Verdugo Aguilera from Baja, Mexico was killed while he was out fishing
- Local media said he was discovered with his leg bitten off and torso shredded
- The attack took place off the coast of Puerto Penasco in north-western Mexico
A 35-year-old scuba diver has died after a shark attacked him and bit off his entire left leg and part of his abdomen.
The shocking shark attack took place off the coast of Puerto Penasco, a city resort in the north-western Mexican state of Sonora on the Gulf of California.
According to local media, 35-year-old Nahum Verdugo Aguilera, who came from the state of Baja California, lost his life shortly after the attack.
The attack took place in Puerto Penasco, a city resort in the north-western Mexican state of Sonora on the Gulf of California (pictured)
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Local police said that the incident happened at around 11am when the victim went out fishing with friends.
As soon as they realised he had been attacked, his companions took him ashore in the boat but the diver had already lost his life.
The police statement said: ‘As soon as he went into the water, not even a minute passed before he was attacked and then seen floating on the surface.
‘When they (colleagues) brought him on board the boat, they realised that he was missing a leg and part of his belly and rushed him to Puerto Penasco.
‘Specialists arrived as well as the funeral company Santa Cecilia. The Ministerial Agency for Criminal Investigations has secured the boat, the Lidia Isabel.’
Following a preliminary investigation, official sources said: ‘Witnesses said that the man was diving in an area called Hawey, 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) south-east of San Jorge Island, when the shark attacked him, biting off his left leg from the hip.’
The investigation continues.
Local media said the 35-year-old man from Baja, Mexico had been out fishing with friends [file photo]
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