Cornwall shark attack boat sets sail with brave customers days after horror bite

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The Cornwall shark attack boat has set off on another snorkelling trip just days after a woman was savaged during a horror dive, it has been revealed.

The Celtic Fox was spotted as it left the harbour with a brave group of adrenaline junkies this morning (Wednesday, August 3) at around 9am.

The boat, operated by Blue Shark Snorkel Trips, hit headlines after it was at the centre of the first recorded shark attack off Britain in 175 years.

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The excursion vessel was seen as it made its shocking debut out of Penzance, with what appeared to be eight guests and three staff in tow.

They had a brief chat in the cabin before leaving to head out to sea – to swim among sharks.

It comes after the unnamed victim said her snorkelling experience was "amazing" despite it ending with a suspected shark bite on Thursday (July 28).

Onlookers said the company and its patrons were "cagey" about speaking as the boat set sail today.

One person said: ''The general mood is positive, one customer on the way to suit up in their wetsuit in the office nearby just chuckled when asked about the incident.

''Another woman, who said she worked with sharks, says she wasn't worried at all.''

The victim addressed the attack in a statement shared by Blue Shark Snorkel and labelled sharks as "majestic creatures."

She said: “I just wanted to say that despite how the trip ended, it was amazing to see such majestic creatures in the wild and I don’t for a second want this freak event to tarnish the reputation of an already persecuted species.

"What was a very scary incident was made so much easier by the kindness and calmness of the people around me.

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"Thank you to the trip team for getting me back to shore quickly and carefully and making me feel as safe as I possibly could."

She added: "We all take these risks when we enter the habitat of a predator and we can never completely predict the reactions of a wild animal."

Blue Shark Snorkel previously told the Daily Star that they were in contact with experts to uncover why the attack would have taken place.

A spokesperson said: "These occurrences are extremely rare and can be easily misunderstood so we want this to be dealt with as sensibly as possible.

"As we know, these things can happen when we choose to interact with wild animals in their own environment. The last thing we want is to let speculation drive the media into a world of bad press for the sharks, under no fault of their own.

"We immediately enacted our emergency response plan, with first aid being carried out on the person involved.

"Following advice and assessment from the coastguard, the person walked off the boat and received further treatment ashore."

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