Attacks & Incidents

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Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Media Release NSW Police Force 31. July 2015 —————- Shark attack – Evans Head A man has been injured following a suspected shark attack on the state’s north coast. Around 6.20am today (Friday 31 July 2015), police were called to Main Beach, Evans Head, after a surfer was attacked by what is believed to have ...

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

News Release Clayton Mitchell, New Zealand First Party 25. July 2015 ——————— A recreational scallop diver killed today by a Great White Shark in Tasmania highlights the risk commercial divers face in Stewart Island and the callous disregard shown by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, to Stewart Islanders who want cage diving stopped. “The Minister ignored ...

WA Government to fund new Shark Enclosures at Middleton Beach and Sorrento Beach

WA Government to fund new Shark Enclosures at Middleton Beach and Sorrento Beach

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 20. July 2015 ————————— Locations for next beach enclosures announced The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA Sorrento Beach in the north and Middleton Beach in Albany to get funding for new swimming enclosures In addition to enclosures already funded for Dunsborough ...

South Africa: Surfing Competition Called Off Following Shark Incident

South Africa: Surfing Competition Called Off Following Shark Incident

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 19. July 2015 ————— Caution urged in Jeffreys Bay following shark encounter: NSRI are urging bathers and surfers to exercise caution in the waters of Jeffreys Bay following an incident where a surfer had a near encounter with a shark while he was surfing in the J-Bay Open ...

North Carolina: Two shark bite incidents in two days reported in Dare County

North Carolina: Two shark bite incidents in two days reported in Dare County

News Releases U.S. National Park Service ——- Date: June 26, 2015 Visitor Injured in Shark Encounter  Avon, NC — At about 11:41 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) received a report from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center of a person apparently injured by a shark approximately one mile ...

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 27. June 2015 ————— Surfer suffers leg amputation in shark encounter Declan Nurse, NSRI Knysna deputy station station commander, said: “At 14h38, Saturday, 27th June, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a surfer bitten by a shark while surfing at Buffels Bay, between Knysna and ...

South Africa: Surfer survives shark encounter in Plettenberg Bay – 26. June 2015

South Africa: Surfer survives shark encounter in Plettenberg Bay – 26. June 2015

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 26. June 2015 ————— Young man survives shark encounter Deon Truter, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: “At 17h10, Friday, 26th June, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports from eye-witnesses of surfers congregating around a surfer in the surf zone off Look Out Beach, Plettenberg Bay.  The eye-witnesses ...

Suspected Shark Incident near WA Town of Denmark

Suspected Shark Incident near WA Town of Denmark

News Release SharkSmart 24 June 2015 ————— Possible Shark Incident at Denmark, near Surf Club Update:  The Department of Fisheries is currently assisting WA Police with a possible shark incident involving a 37 year-old Denmark woman, at Ocean Beach off Western Australia’s south coast this morning. It’s understood the woman was surfing with her husband ...

Florida student punches shark to escape attack

Florida student punches shark to escape attack

COCOA BEACH, Fla., May 11 (UPI) — A University of Central Florida student said he only needed 18 stitches after warding off a shark attack by punching the predator in the face. Josh Green said he was swimming about 3 p.m. Thursday at Cocoa Beach when he felt something grab onto his ankle. “I didn’t ...

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. May 2015 Local media sources are reporting that a man has died following a shark attack in New Caledonia on Saturday, 09. May 2015. The incident took place near Kouaré which is an islet located in the south of the archipelago. According to media reports, the man was ...

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