Attacks & Incidents

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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

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 03. May, 2015 ——————— Shark incident On Saturday 2 May, Rob Nettleton took a normal party of sightseers out on his private boat OFFSHORE 1. The trip was arranged to accommodate local backpacker sightseeing tour operator, 29 year old Mathieu Dasnois, from Cape Town. He has been living

Shark attack at Salt Water beach NSW

Shark attack at Salt Water beach NSW

News Release Manning-Great Lakes LAC – NSW Police Force 3. May 2015 ————— Manning Great Lakes Police and New South Wales Ambulance Service were called to a shark attack at Salt Water beach. About 2.40pm a Cundletown man was surfing at Salt Water beach about 60 metres from shore when a shark has taken hold

Possible Attack Incident in Italy

Possible Attack Incident in Italy

(ANSAmed) – CAGLIARI, April 7 – It will take at least 60 days at the medical examiner Roberto Demontis to figure out if they were the two deep wounds in the hip and shoulder, compatible with the attack of a shark, to cause the death of Eugenio Masala, the sub Cagliari 43 years (resident in

Woman dies after suspected shark attack in Hawaii

Woman dies after suspected shark attack in Hawaii

News Release County of Maui, Hawaii 29. April 2015 ——————— Woman Appears Victim of Shark Attack MAKENA, MAUI – At 8:58 a.m. this morning firefighters received a call for an unresponsive female pulled from the water. Wailea firefighters arrived at 9:12 a.m. at a popular surf spot known as ‘Dumps’, about a mile south of

Surfer in critical condition after shark attack at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln SA

Surfer in critical condition after shark attack at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln SA

News Release South Australia Police 25. April 2015 ——————– Update: Man critical after shark attack – Fishery Bay A man has been airlifted to Adelaide in a critical condition following a shark attack at Fishery Bay this morning about 40kms south of Port Lincoln At about 9.50am Police and South Australian Ambulance Service were called

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. April 2015 This is an update on the fatal shark attack which occurred on 12. April 2015 off the headland of Pointe des Aigrettes, located close to Saint-Gilles in the commune of Saint-Paul. We already reported on this incident shortly after its occurrence, here. A forensic medical expertise

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 12. April 2015 A 13-year-old surfer (other source: bodyboarder) was killed by a shark this morning on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the waters near Cap Homard which is located in the commune of Saint-Paul on the

Man suffered suspected shark bite at McKenzies Beach, NSW

Man suffered suspected shark bite at McKenzies Beach, NSW

News Release Surf Life Saving, New South Wales 11. April 2015 —————- Statement Regarding Reported Shark Encounter at McKenzies Beach A number of beaches along the State’s Far South Coast will remain closed on Saturday afternoon following reports that a man suffered a suspected shark bite while paddleboarding at McKenzies Beach. The incident at the

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