On Wednesday, February 3rd a 38 year old man named Stephen Howard Schafer was kite surfing south of Stuart Beach when a group of sharks attacked and ultimately killed him.
Although a lifeguard was able to pull Schafer away from the attacking sharks, Schafer later died at the hospital.
Stuart Beach in Martin County Florida is not know for shark attacks. However, lately, groups of sharks have been seen moving into the area as they follow their primary food source, baitfish.
Shark attacks have been on the rise in Florida as of late for unconfirmed reasons. People most at risk are those who go into the ocean further out to sea such as surfers and windsurfers.