Sharks savage Mexico surfers
ACAPULCO, MEXICO -- A shark injured a 49-year-old American surfer yesterday off the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the third attack in a month.
The Mexican Navy deployed personnel to warn people about sharks at beaches in Zihuatanejo, a resort northwest of Acapulco.
A day earlier, a 21-year-old Mexican surfer was killed by a shark off a nearby beach. The two attacks came a month after a shark killed a San Francisco man surfing in the same area.
Local Civil Protection director Jaime Vazquez Sobreira said the American attacked yesterday lost his thumb but managed to get to a hospital on his own and was in stable condition.