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Shark Attack Reported in Cuban Province of Holguin

Cuban press media reported a shark attack in the eastern beach resort of Guardalavaca, province of Holguin, Cuba, an unprecedented deed in the history of this Cuban province, with the death of a 22-year-old young man.

Local newspaper AHORA reported that the shark charged at three couples having a bath at evening hours. The partners of the 22-year-old man could scare the shark and take the injuted young man to the International Clinic Hospital for Health and Tourism in Guardalavaca. The patient arrived on a hypovolemic shock in the International Clinic, in a critical condition, so he died before he could be taken to a better hospital of the Cuban public health system.

Doctor Enrique Remedios Contis, specialist in Integral General Medicine, with more than 25 years of experience, said that the boy was presenting a wide and deep bite in its left thigh, which should have affected the femoral artery.

On the other hand, local Radio Banes confirmed that the incident happened at least three meters of the shore and the settlers of the area had never before listened to a similar episode.

A hypovolemic shock is a very serious affection in which the serious loss of blood or liquid makes that the heart is unable to pump sufficiently blood to the body. This type of shock can cause that many organs stop working.

According to experts, sharks attacks are not much given in the archipelago and the first incident of this type happened in January 1749, in the Bay of Havana. Local authorities ratified the press that in spite of the deplorable incident, the beach of Guardalavaca keeps on being a sure and calm spa, for the enjoyment of its sea and other natural beauties.

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