At approximately 9:30 a.m. May 15 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, a zoo dive safety officer and a zoo trained volunteer diver were doing routine maintenance in the shark exhibit.
One of the zoo’s three sandbar sharks bit the volunteer diver’s finger.
Staff delivered first aid and called 911 based on zoo emergency procedures. The diver was alert and conscious. Paramedics arrived minutes later and transported the diver to Tacoma General Hospital.
According to the dive safety officer in the water, the four-foot long sandbar shark was behaving normally before… Read More