Mariachi Tecalitlán Shark Attack: Tragedy in Jalisco

Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán Reveals Details of Shark Attack. María Fernanda Martínez: Marine Tragedy. Releases Heartbreaking Message for Her Daughter’s Death.

In a tragic incident that has shocked the community of Melaque, Jalisco, on December 2nd Maria Fernanda Martinez was attacked by a shark. The victim was the daughter of the director of the famous Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, Ángel Martínez.

The young marine biologist was celebrating a friend’s birthday on the beach, where her passion for marine life turned into an unexpected tragedy. But before you continue reading, we invite you to listen to the new podcast Astrology, Horoscopes, and More, by CLICKING HERE.

Father of Maria Fernanda breaks the silence. Director of the Mariachi Tecalitlán reveals details of the shark attack that killed his daughter. In interviews for the program “De Primera Mano,” Angel Martinez, the grief-stricken father, shared the details of that painful moment with tears and a broken voice.

He recounted that, although several factors coincided that fateful day, making it impossible to save his daughter, he does not seek to blame anyone for the tragedy. “Biologists tell me that there were many factors that coincided to allow the shark to be there,” said Angel.

Then, the director of Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán continued with tears and said, “The sea temperature dropped one degree, it was a cloudy, rainy day. The inflatable (raft) caused a modification of the environment, the fish saw it as a refuge, and the shark was following a school of fish.” Similarly, Maria Fernanda’s father explained that the inflatable they were on was of considerable size, lacking any protective measures to prevent marine predators from approaching people enjoying the beach.

According to Angel, because the inflatable was large, there was no protection, and that’s why the shark was able to approach the people there. “It modified their environment, and, well, the shark is not at fault, it’s nature, and my daughter would have said that they are not to blame.”

It is worth mentioning that the musician could not recount how the attack on his daughter happened because he did not want to break down in tears, but mentioned that his grandson told him how it happened. He said that his grandson was saved by his mother at the time of the shark attack, as she lifted him onto the inflatable and shouted for help.

After breaking down in tears, the father of the young woman said that “Marifer, as a Marine Biologist, knew the risks of being in the sea.” Maria Fernanda, a resident of Melaque, always felt a deep connection with the sea, dedicating her life to the study and preservation of marine life.

Towards the end of the interview, Angel Martinez asked the authorities to listen to the experts, in this case, marine biologists. “She would have wanted the shark to be respected, that there is no frenzied hunt for sharks that are not at fault,” he added.

What will happen to the grandson of the director of Mariachi Tecalitlán? The Mexican musician clarified that he has not seen any videos of what happened, although he knows they are on social media. The director of Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán shared on De Primera Mano that his son-in-law is looking after the mental health of his son Dylan. The five-year-old who experienced the terrifying moment will begin therapy next week to process this situation. He also mentioned that his son-in-law decided to see a specialist to cope with the death of his partner. He clarified that his youngest granddaughter, who is only a few months old, did not witness the attack.

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