Shark Attacks Dive Operator
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A local dive boat operator is recovering after he was attacked by a shark off the coast of Grand Bahama Island and it’s not the first time his company has made headlines.
Jim Abernathy was transported by Coast Guard helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center with a bite to his arm. The attack happened Wednesday morning about 18-miles north of West End. It is believed that Abernathy, 55, was hurt during one of his charters.
According to the Website, Jim Abernathy’s Scuba Adventures specialize in hammerhead and tiger shark expeditions. Back in 2008, an Austrian tourist lost his life when he was mulled by a shark during an excursion sponsored by Abernathy’s company.diving, sharks, tourism, water sports