Young Cuban dies after shark attack in Mayabeque

Writing CubitaNOW ~ Thursday May 11, 2023

A young Cuban fisherman died this week in Mayabeg province after being attacked by a bull shark off the coast.

The deceased, identified as Maro Alejando Díaz Jiménez, died Tuesday morning and the attack occurred in Ojo de Tiburon in Puerto Escondido.

A user identifying himself as Omo Eleggua Echubi Okan on Facebook confirmed the unfortunate news to our newsroom and assured that he is a friend of the victim.

“My condolences to the family of Maro Alejandro Diaz Jimenez. EPD champion, we only need to know that you left this world doing what you loved to fish,” the Internet user wrote on social networks.

In his statement to our media, he said that this is not the first attack on the north coast and that the authorities want to cover up the matter.

Likewise, he warned of the danger it represents to children as summer approaches and the beach becomes an option for the enjoyment of the youngest members of the household.

On the other hand, fisherman Yasser Splugas, a friend of the young man, said in the Facebook group “Safety of Spearfishing in Cuba” that the wounds inflicted on the young man by the animal were too serious and prevented him from saving his life. .

“You have to learn that no piece of life has the same value. “Any money you can’t get for a piece isn’t worth your life,” Cuban wrote.

Last April, a 17-year-old Cuban boy survived a shark attack a few kilometers off the coast near Majana in Artemisa, official newspaper El Artemiseño reported.

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Around noon, a 17-year-old boy was fishing with some family members when he was attacked by a shark.

Fortunately, they rescued him and established communication with the emergency system, so when he reached the beach an ambulance was already there to transfer him immediately, said the director of the hospital Niurka de la Caridad Larrionda Valdés, where he was treated.

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