• Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

Man searching for shark teeth in Florida river survives after alligator bit his head

Byeditorial

Jun 7, 2021

(CNN) – A diver searching for prehistoric shark teeth in Florida’s Myakka River is recovering after a crocodile bit him on the back of the neck.

Jeffrey Heim suffered a skull fracture in the attack, which occurred last Sunday in Sarasota County. It took 34 stitches to close the wound. He also suffered hand injuries from the crocodile bite.

The 25-year-old Tampa man thought he had been hit by a ship’s propeller until he saw the alligator looking at him.

“It felt very heavy and it really seemed like it was moving very fast,” Heim told CNN. “It felt forceful, like a forceful force. I didn’t feel the cut, I felt a pull.

Heim says that he had dived in the river several times before and that he had entered the water in a public place near a restaurant.

Heim spent about 10 minutes searching the water for crocodiles while putting on his wetsuit, but saw nothing before he got into the water.

What happened before and after the crocodile bite?

He was free-diving, out of bottles, so he took a deep breath and dove, hoping to find megalodon teeth in the gravel at the bottom of the river.

Heim was underwater for about 45 seconds when the crocodile attacked him.

After the first few bites, Heim says he was able to backtrack and climb back up to the riverbank when the crocodile pounced on him.

He says a former firefighter at the restaurant pulled out a first aid kit and bandaged his head while others called 911.

“I was very lucky to be in a public place and that there were people I could call,” he said.

Heim says he was feeling very tired and just wanted to go to sleep after the bite. But he was afraid of dying.

He adds that he joked and played down what happened when he got to the hospital. However, he had “a very religious and emotional moment” when he was about to have a CT scan, when he realized how lucky he was to survive.

“The situation came over me emotionally,” he commented. “That day I cried a lot for an hour or two. I couldn’t stop crying and I was thanking God.

He spent a day and a half in the hospital and says the swelling has gone down a lot. Keep taking antibiotics to fight the infection.

Crocodiles most active in April

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) says that alligators become most active when they begin their courtship activities in April and when temperatures warm.

“I was probably too comfortable diving during mating season,” Heim said. “I should have known”.

Despite the severity of his injuries, Heim says he hopes the crocodile doesn’t die. He blamed the attack on an identity mistake.

FWC officials and a crocodile hunter were dispatched to investigate the incident, an agency spokesperson told CNN in an email.

One of the crocodiles, a 6-foot-tall female, was removed from the area and the hunter is working to remove another nearby crocodile, the spokesman said.

Captured crocodiles become the property of the hunter and are often processed for their meat and skin, but are sometimes sold to animal shows or zoos.

Attacks on humans

The FWC estimates that there are about 1.3 million alligators in Florida, and that the reptiles can be found in all 67 counties.

The agency said there were 12 crocodile attacks on humans in 2020. The last deadly attack occurred in 2019.

Heim says that diving for fossils is his way of relaxing, and that much of what he finds goes into his collection. She turns some of the teeth into jewelry, which she sells. He says he donates part of the proceeds to promote shark conservation.

Heim indicates that he plans to continue diving when he recovers, but will stay away from the Myakka River.

One thought on “Man searching for shark teeth in Florida river survives after alligator bit his head”
  1. editorial says:

    https://peatix.com/user/8544884
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-archery-crazy-challenge-fps-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96308626642932
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-uma-linha-hungry-animals-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110740758157682
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-touchdown-manager-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96078157273761
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-mancala-bantumi-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109307902406721
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-my-newborn-twin-trouble-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110863474365275
    https://peatix.com/user/8541744
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-wordington-words-design-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96076068322712
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-sudoku-v-number-puzzle-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109242741103005
    https://peatix.com/user/8534617
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-gra-ucieczka-cape-3-pokoje-th-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110735346261930
    https://peatix.com/user/8547109
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-excavator-simulator-pro-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110736802576730
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-boggle-me-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96082191912118
    https://peatix.com/user/7860295
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-monster-truck-climb-racing-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110833869817715
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-hello-kitty-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110852487676126
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-kings-in-the-corners-pro-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110814527254048
    https://peatix.com/user/8546398
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-wonder-tactics-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96075510618163
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-balloon-breaker-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110833144464096
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-block-jewel-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110816197896072
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-dino-world-jurassic-idle-game-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96052975085465
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-guinotepro-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109259313526737
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-tim-kim-triu-phu-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109244292511558
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-cat-a-pult-8-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110750021011324
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-little-dentist-games-baby-doctor-games-for-kids-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110848115681968
    https://peatix.com/user/8532583
    https://peatix.com/user/8541729
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-blindfold-juggle-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109297716410710
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-air-ludo-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110792087433821
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-color-train-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110803477461114
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109243866824405
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-birzzle-pandora-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96084858549110
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-dr-cares-pet-rescue-911-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110831137948929
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-my-rabbit-simulator-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110808977344860
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-solitaire-card-game-1-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110733291171233
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-tip-tap-farm-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99012238509318
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-helicopter-flight-simulator-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110752212758841
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-stars-link-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99030789839139
    https://peatix.com/user/8548905
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-pixelman-hurdle-dash-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110865817887928
    https://peatix.com/user/8539084
    https://peatix.com/user/8534952
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99036271529549
    https://peatix.com/user/8543652
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-tic-tac-toe-kids-friendly-gratuita-de-juegos-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109280609119861
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-slapshot-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110767540756077
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-panda-game-booster-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96047232333562
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-champion-table-ball-3d-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99026488486646
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-rayman-jungle-run-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96074523801049
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-kik-run-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109287835524645
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-chess-rush-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96044841358258
    https://peatix.com/user/8552380
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110785630912965
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110863373033294
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96306001234121
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-family-face-off-charades-trivia-and-more-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99038408993131
    https://peatix.com/user/8529335
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-ne-touchez-pas-larbre-de-noel-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109250389835101
    https://peatix.com/user/8539185
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-purpleroom-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110821806040973
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-wtf-detective-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110796835569329
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109272853054586
    https://peatix.com/user/8546195
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-choco-blast-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109286044998634
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-krossvord-soz-oyini-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99032777750689
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-angry-tupac-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109285894946725
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-tower-of-hanoi-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110756328367161
    https://peatix.com/user/8531324
    https://peatix.com/user/8529888
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-flappy-plane-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110803435935851
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-stop-it-now-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110854527723058
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-rpg-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109298900033174
    https://peatix.com/user/8534531
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-skryte-koky-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99026861413264
    https://peatix.com/user/8529416
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-sky-casino-blackjack-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109291457712743
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/hack-dungeon-rover-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110837571206762
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-mi-mono-que-habla-chimpy-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110859896147290
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-kids-s0ngs-yankee-doodle-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109309570256385
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-shoot-n-merge-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99010440107596
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-slots-for-ipad-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110854386243097
    https://peatix.com/user/8532751
    https://peatix.com/user/7860298
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-find-the-pairs-africa-edition-premium-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109294146290086
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-fruit-running-jumping-race-sweet-juicy-jungle-racing-free-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-109279904747005
    https://peatix.com/user/8533578
    https://peatix.com/user/8532078
    https://peatix.com/user/8547969
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-chess-tiger-pro-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96076067637655
    https://peatix.com/user/8529901
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-bj-bridge-pro-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-99038663407089
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-wild-dinosaur-hunt-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110759036085808
    https://peatix.com/user/8538664
    https://peatix.com/user/8549246
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/update-caesars-casino-official-slots-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-96050988613127
    https://peatix.com/user/8531145
    https://pagalguy.com/discussions/new-hack-football-quiz-adivina-el-nombre-del-futbol-hack-mod-apk-cheats-generator-ios-android-110856000123672
    https://peatix.com/user/8529867

Comments are closed.