Man rescued from shark attack after pregnant wife jumps into water to save him


A snorkeler was rescued from a shark attack after his pregnant wife jumped into the water and took him to safety.Andrew Charles Eddy, 30, from Georgia, United States, was seriously injured after being bitten on the shoulder by a bull shark while swimming off the Florida Keys.

An eyewitness said his pregnant wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy, jumped into the water and helped him get back into the boat in an act of bravery that saved his life.

Eddy and his wife were on a motorboat that day with his family, including his parents, sister and sister’s boyfriend.

The report from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detailed the extraordinary incident in a report, The New York Post reports.

The couple were snorkeling off the coast of Florida when the shark struck

“The dukes saw the shark’s dorsal fin and then blood fill the water,” the report said.

“Dukes, without hesitation, dove into the water and pulled Eddy to the safety of the boat.

Witnesses in the area said they spotted a bull shark measuring up to 9 feet that day, according to the report.

A bull shark was spotted in nearby water before the attack (stock photo)

Such incidents in the region are extremely rare and there have only been 17 shark attacks in County Monroe since 1882, according to

This is far less than Volusia County in northern Florida – also known as the “shark bite capital of the world” – where 312 shark attacks have taken place.

“It’s relatively rare,” George Burgess, the retired director of the International Shark Attack File.

Burgess said it was likely Eddy was attacked by a bull shark rather than a tiger shark, as some have speculated.

“Bulls are regular inhabitants of this attack site, tigers less, but they remain common,” Burgess told the newspaper.


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