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Young Cuban scuba diver dies from bull shark attack

MADRID, Spain.- The young Cuban diver Maro Alejandro Díaz Jiménez died this week after being attacked by a bull shark in the Puerto Escondido area, Mayabaque province.

The news was released from social networks by his friend and fisherman Yasser Splugas, who explained that after the attack his companions did not leave him alone “not for a moment; had it not been for the seriousness of the injury, they would have saved his life.”

From the Facebook group Defense of underwater fishing in CubaSplugas expressed: “Maro, friend, fisherman, good man, you lost a very hard battle and you left everyone shocked with your departure.”

“It only gives me comfort to know that you started doing what you liked: underwater fishing,” he added.

For his part, the Internet user Omo Eleggua Echubi Okanconfirming the unfortunate event, stressed that it is not the first shark attack on the north coast, and warned bathers to be careful this season.

Numerous friends of the young man and divers from the Island have expressed their condolences to the relatives.


last march It transpired that a 17-year-old boy had been attacked by a shark off the coast of Majana, in the province of Artemisa, while fishing with his relatives.

He was first taken to the Ciro Redondo Provincial Hospital, where he was given first aid and underwent surgery. After the operation and already with a favorable evolution, he was transferred to the Juan Manuel Márquez hospital in the capital.

In November 2017 A shark attack caused the death of a 22-year-old young man in the tourist beach of Guardalavaca in Holguin.

In the seas that surround Cuba there are more than 50 species of sharks, most of which do not represent a danger to man; however, night bathing in the sea is not recommended, as these marine predators generally feed in the evenings and at dawn.

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