Shark attack on girl at Grao de Moncofa beach resort near Benidorm Latest News

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Shark attack on girl at Grao de Moncofa beach resort near Benidorm Latest News

A YOUNG girl has been left with horrific injuries after a suspected shark attack at a Spanish resort that is hugely popular with British tourists.


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MAULED: An 11-year-old girl was left with serious injuries after the suspected shark attack

The 11-year-old victim was reportedly swimming in shallow water off the Grao de Moncofa beach, which is near the resort of Benicassim and two hours from Benidorm, when she was mauled.

Lifeguards are said to have desperately tried to stem the flow of blood after her dad rescued her from the water on Saturday.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital after the attack with serious injuries to her foot.

Local media said the company that provides lifeguards for the area has refused to confirm whether it was a wound caused by a shark, but said they had “never seen anything like it”.


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TOURISTS: The beach is near the popular tourist resort of Benicassim

It is thought the animal that bit her could be a type of blue shark measuring between 60 and 70cm.

Holidaymakers were told to steer clear of the beach over the weekend but a full-scale evacuation was;’t carried out because nobody actually saw the animal in the water.

Officials have said it is the first reported shark attack in the area for at least 10 years.

In June, beaches in Magaluf were evacuated after a monster 8ft shark stalked bathers.

The huge predator was put down after suffering numerous injuries, including a large hook becoming lodged in its mouth.

The injuries are reportedly what caused it to become disorientated and approach packed holiday beaches instead of remaining further out to sea.




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