Posted on 18th September 2015 at 2:29pm
Benidorm Beach Closed After Possible Shark Attack
On the 17th September 2015, Ponitente Beach in Benidorm was closed due to a report of a shark attack. A ten-year-old boy who was on holiday with his family reported being attacked by an unidentified large fish.
The boy was swimming in the sea when he saw what he described as greyish-green fish about a half a metre long. When he tried to touch it the unidentified fish bit him just above the waist. The ten year old was treated on the beach by first aiders and did not need hospital treatment.
Photographs of the injuries have been sent off to experts to find out if it was a shark and to determine if there is a shark in the area or a group of sharks.
The beach was evacuated at around 11am but opened again at midday when the all clear was given.