Shark attack reported at Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa
Playa d’en Bossa is famed for being the home to some of Ibiza’s most renowned clubs. The Spanish beach, where the legendary Space once stood, now is the environment for venues such as Ushaïa and Hï. Though the latter club is currently thriving in its early days with Eric Prydz’s astonishing summer residency, the White Isle experienced some turmoil last week.
While swimming in the ocean at Playa d’en Bossa, an 82-year-old man was the victim of an apparent shark attack. The man was sent to Can Misses hospital with a two-inch wound, and was released four hours later. The reported attack is believed to have been caused by a blue shark, one of the most common shark species in the Mediterranean.
Though no shark was recovered in the search which was conducted after the attack, a blue shark was captured off the coast of Mallorca on Sunday, June 25, after having suffered a serious head wound, apparently inflicted by a harpoon.
Though this most recent attack isn’t the first reported incident of a blue shark circling or biting a person, it’s worth noting that this behavior is a rare occurrence.