FL man survives shark attack in Bahamas

first_imgJonathan Hernandez of Clearwater, Florida is recovering after surviving a shark attack while spearfishing in the Bahamas.Hernandez is sharing his survival story just 11 days after the attack.The incident occurred during a trip of the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.“I got in the water, started shooting some fish, and that’s when it happened,” Hernandez said. “Just out of nowhere, I got hit from behind. It felt like the boat ran me over. I looked to my left side, and I could see the shark right there in my face.”Hernandez told FOX13 that he went into “defense mode” after he felt the shark bite into his calf by using his long blades to kick away from the animal and repeatedly punching what appeared to be a swirl of white water.Hernandez escaped back to the boat where the crew jumped into action in crucial seconds he says were a matter of life and death.“We put the tourniquet on immediately. We put on one, we put on another, we were using weight belts, we were using what we had,” Hernandez said. “It’s a pain and a feeling I can’t describe.”A tourniquet is a device which applies pressure to a limb or extremity to limit, but not stop, the flow of blood.Hernandez was quickly stitched up in the Bahamas, flown to Tampa, and underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital.He credits the tourniquet for having survived the attack and is now urging every boater learn how to use it and always to have one aboard.“That’s the single biggest factor of why I’m still here,” Hernandez said about the tourniquet. “Be prepared, have the right gear on the boat, make sure you know where it’s at, and have the basic knowledge to use it because you never know when you’re going to need it.”Hernandez noted he was grateful to survive as others were not as fortunate.In late June, 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey of California was killed by three sharks while vacationing with her family in the Bahamas.last_img read more

OCTA awards scholarship

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) has selected Chelsea Graham of Licking County as the recipient of their scholarship. Graham is a graduate of Licking Valley High School where she served as the Class President for three years, was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Student Leadership Team and Senior Leader. She also participated in the school’s basketball program for two years and then served as a coach for the biddy league program. Graham also participated in the College Credit Plus Program while attending high school.Graham was also involved in the Valley Traditions 4-H Club, serving as the President for the past three years. Her 4-H projects ranged from the livestock area to the special interest area. As a member of the 4-H program, she was a member of the Food and Fashion Board and represented the county at the Ohio State Fair, where she won Outstanding of the Day and the Clock trophy award many times.In the fall of 2018, Graham will be attending Bradford College to obtain a degree as a Veterinarian Technician.last_img read more

13 days agoChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi backed for senior England return by Foden

first_imgChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi backed for senior England return by Fodenby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is being backed for a senior England return.Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden believes Hudson-Odoi will be knocking on Gareth Southgate’s door ahead of the senior internationals next month.”Callum’s a special talent and I’ve known him for a long time now,” Foden said. “We played together in the youth teams and I’m positive he’ll be back up to the first team in the next camp. I’m hoping so.”He actually looks even sharper. That’s just Callum for you. He’s always got a smile on his face and just loves the game. He hasn’t dropped standards in any way. He’ll obviously feel like his sharpness isn’t quite there but you can see the signs.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more