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Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.- A young man who was diving in the zone Las Malenas near this resort town was devoured by a shark Monday morning, according to the Police and the Navy.

The victim of the rare attack, Pedrito Pinales, 21, was found completely mutilated by a Navy patrol boat floating in the Caribbean, in front of the beach.

He was known as a competent diver and resided 47 kilometers east of Santo Domingo on the Easter Motorway, in the rural area Las Malenas, said the authorities.

Pinales’ colleagues said they had warned him several times on the presence of sharks in that zone, but ignored them arguing that he wasn’t afraid of them.

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24 comment(s)
Written by: anthonyC, 15 Nov 2010 4:54 PM
From: United States
He probably drowned first then was consumed by a shark
Written by: xwill7, 15 Nov 2010 5:27 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
What a piece of crap comment made by AC. You were not present so do not assume bro!

rip diver... In the winter months sharks come in closer and closer
Written by: WalterPolo, 15 Nov 2010 5:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Nothing a good autopsy couldn't clear up.
Written by: xwill7, 15 Nov 2010 6:20 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
What proof do you have to back up your comment? I can hear your butt talking and not your mouth. DR is a great country, great enough to have you posting on a Dominican site
Written by: anthonyC, 15 Nov 2010 7:52 PM
From: United States

If you knew anything about the topic you would find that most case that are called shark attacks mortality at first our later found to be drowning victims who are just consumed postmortem.
Written by: Yucahu, 15 Nov 2010 9:48 PM
From: United States, Miami
Chill with the veggiemite Roystone!!!!! Why don't you go back to abusing aboriginals and ethnics in the land of Oz, fair dinkum mate, OY!!!!! We treat our Haitians much better than your aboriginals and to boot we are the same color as them....So EFFFF off!.....
Written by: Ricardolito, 15 Nov 2010 10:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
anthonyC ...your statement is not correct ..most victims from shark attacks die from the massive rips and tears to their body that cause a fatal loss of blood and of course further attack ...Maybe you are thinking of crocodile victims that are dragged ubder water and drown and are later consumed .

Roy Stone ...I am sure people are safer in the sea than on the streets but in most beaches here ,both public and private ,there are guards that stop people from going into the water at night .
Written by: madmax, 15 Nov 2010 10:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic
RoyStone, Am happent to be a Dominican living in AU for a longer time that you in the DR, just think of my nick MADMAX you should know where is coming from? and that is my job on this site, I went to read all of your comments as I got interested in an Aussie posting here, I admire you to be living there as must Aussies are afraid of this area, but Australia and DR are so far apart, so different! it will never be the same, I have to learn Aussie talk, Regulations, Paper Work and Aussie Living to survive in AU, it was very hard as you know where am coming from, I'll recommend you to do the same and in no time you will see how DR people carried their Hearts on their Hands and which are the safe streets to take, just like in AU you don't go to deep on the water so the white shark don't ripe you apart, Bring me some Presidente beer when you come back.
Written by: anthonyC, 15 Nov 2010 11:23 PM
From: United States
No Ricardito...You don't understand..

Most times when they first report that somebody was killed by a shark it turns out that they find out that the victim was a drowning victim who's body was then eaten by sharks.
Written by: xwill7, 16 Nov 2010 12:55 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Splashing can bring sharks close, also a small cut will bring sharks in close, and some sharks make a test bit and then let go because its a human but then its too late because of the blood from the test bite.

Watch sharkweek on discovery channel, I am not the only one that thinks that your first post crossed the line
Written by: anthonyC, 16 Nov 2010 1:26 AM
From: United States
How the hell could anyone say that my first post crossed the line?

Oh I see. You saw a show on Discovery Channel and now you are an ichthyologist.
Written by: madmax, 16 Nov 2010 1:54 AM
From: Dominican Republic
To be honest I don't get it, what you say in your first post make sense to me also...oh well...
Written by: Yucahu, 16 Nov 2010 10:49 AM
From: United States, Miami
Relax AnthonyC I understood exactly what you said, it was fine....
Written by: Yucahu, 16 Nov 2010 10:50 AM
From: United States, Miami
Hay trabajo bueno?
Written by: Yucahu, 16 Nov 2010 10:50 AM
From: United States, Miami
Madmax bro!! You live in the land of Oz? Right on man, I wish I had the balls to fly that far southwest. I bet those Australian chics love us Dominican latino's....take care!!!
Written by: xwill7, 16 Nov 2010 11:06 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
lol yuca... Ella qieren platano con salami
Written by: danny00, 16 Nov 2010 12:36 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
yammering --fools.
most of u have not even been on a boat in your whole life, most have no idea and sharks, fishing, the ocean,
go to other areas where u have more expertise please.

capt danny
key largo fl.
u want to gop shark fishing e-mail for a great fishing trip....
Written by: danny00, 16 Nov 2010 12:39 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
I bet those Australian chics love us Dominican latino's....take care!

Written by: xwill7, 16 Nov 2010 12:45 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
greatwhite sharks can bite off a chunk of your boat off... razar sharp teeth like a sawzaw lol
Written by: sambrost, 16 Nov 2010 3:28 PM
From: United Kingdom
Any attacks can occur, if you are in the ocean,I know it is a rare occurance but that is the chance you take. Sharks if hungry will strike to see if they like the taste,sometimes they go for more,Crocs however would just eat you no matter what
Written by: matador, 16 Nov 2010 4:03 PM
From: United States,
the real story was that He was kill by a gang" and then tossed in the water and some fish and shark started to take some bite at his body. Check el National for the real story.
Written by: sambrost, 16 Nov 2010 4:22 PM
From: United Kingdom
I am sure pathologists will be able to determine cause of death. Why all the speculation anyway!! Sorry for him and his family
Written by: madmax, 16 Nov 2010 4:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Get off that boat man, go to Sosua or something you sound like you need some sex.

Is so funny how you show no education and that you think only one way,
but then tell others this is what they are...
hehe, this site is getting better and better averyday,
anyway, just doing my job, so watch out captain.
Written by: drudown, 17 Nov 2010 7:56 PM
From: United States
Sorry, AC, I have to agree with xwill7's analysis. Take the Michelle Von Emstar case here in San Diego. Similar to the instant case, the victim disregarded known risks by swimming out by the kelp beds, at night and by herself. What did the evidence show? A massive initial attack (leg taken off) and the White shark left on its way, i.e., like nearly all other CA "hit and run" White shark attacks. Sure, the local police and PR mavens for the San Diego tourism board theorized the same "drowned first and the shark scavenged after" theory, but how many instances of White sharks scavenging on a single leg of a dead person are there compared to instances of White sharks removing a limb and then fleeing? By analogy, the Tiger sharks in the Caribbean are well documented to completely consume human victims (see, e.g., 5/04/07 Haitian immigrants' boat capsizing). Tiger sharks are generalist feeders and known man-eaters. Btw, Shark Week depicts actual instances of human predation which are..facts.
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