There have been many shark attacks the past few years with people succumbing to shark attacks in various areas around the United States. Beaches have closed down following these attacks prompting people to reconsider their traveling excursions.

A California man, Thomas Smiley, 65, was swimming on Ka’anapali beach yesterday when a shark attacked him, tearing multiple limbs and ultimately killing the man, according to a report from USA Today. He was swimming around 69 yards from the beach’s shore. Smiley worked as a optometrist before he died.

Officials at the scene

Following the attack, multiple CPR units tried to help out Smiley but their efforts failed and the Smiley was “unresponsive,” according to a report from NBC News. After their failed efforts to help save the man, he was confirmed dead last night.

Rare sighting

This shark attack was surprising because it was the first serious killing by a shark. The last serious attack was back in 2015 when someone from Maui got killed, injuring his left leg and killing him, according to a report from USA Today.

In Florida, three years ago, there were reports of three separate shark-related attacks the same beach.

Beach-goers insisted on swimming towards the far end of the ocean following multiple warnings for people not to go to far in the ocean. The first victim, who was 43, was bitten on his leg. Another victim, who was 16, was surfing before the attack and had similar injuries. The last victim, 16, was taken to the hospital.

Witness performs CPR

Allison Keller, a witness who saw the body wash ashore tried to help the guy but her efforts also failed. She said that multiple body parts were torn. “As we got closer, I saw some blood on his stomach and then I got looking a little bit more and his wrist, it looked like the skin on his wrist was just torn off,” Keller said.

The species of shark was not yet confirmed by officials.

Various attacks in 2018

In 2018, there have been 66 confirmed attacks by sharks on beach-goers in The Florida Natural History’s International Shark Attack File, according to a report from USA Today. Going to the beach has gotten risky now due to all these shark attacks. People have a one in 3.7 million chance of dying from a shark attack, they noted.

Tourists now have to worry about shark sightings when they plan on going to the beach in order to have an enjoyable and safe time while on the beach on vacation.

There will probably be more attacks in the future and warnings on beaches will help out with making people aware of shark sightings in the water.

This story is still currently in development and will be updated as needed.

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