Shark attacks American tourist in Guerrero beach

Shark attack in Mexico: the victim presents an avulsive wound in the right leg, about 20 centimeters. Image: Flickr, for illustration purpose only
Shark attack in Mexico: the victim presents an avulsive wound in the right leg, about 20 centimeters. Image: Flickr, for illustration purpose only

A US tourist was attacked by a shark on Saturday afternoon at Troncones beach, in the municipality of La Unión, in the Costa Grande de Guerrero region. According to a report from the Civil Protection Secretariat, the victim was identified as an American tourist named Alex Wilton, who was staying at the Sereno hotel.

According to the report, the tourist surfed when he was attacked by the shark. The man was transferred by the owner of the hotel to the Mediciel private clinic. However, according to the report, the hotel owner did not give details of the cause of the injury. In the clinic, the doctors said that it was an avulsed wound in the right leg, about 20 centimeters.

The unit reported that personnel of the State Alert Center contacted the commissioner of the town of Troncones by telephone, with whom they confirmed the shark attack.

"Staff of the State Civil Protection Secretariat has given direct follow-up to this case with the locals and fishermen of Playas Troncones, to reinforce, if necessary, the corresponding preventive measures with bathers, because this area is open sea and in past years, there have been events of people injured by shark attack,"the agency said.

via Agency

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