Attacks & Incidents

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South Africa: Angler bitten by sandtiger shark in Eastern Cape

South Africa: Angler bitten by sandtiger shark in Eastern Cape

Media Release National Sea Rescue Institute ( NSRI ) 12. April 2014 —————— Port Alfred – Angler bitten by shark caught while fishing : Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said: “At 09h06, Saturday, 12th April, NSRI Port Alfred volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of an angler bitten by a

2 teens bit by shark at New Smyrna Beach

2 teens bit by shark at New Smyrna Beach

Two teens surfing in the New Smyrna Beach area were bit by a shark Friday afternoon, Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tamara Marris said. The first bite occurred about 1:30 p.m. near the jetty. The youth, who is from South Carolina, suffered a minor laceration on his foot. The second bite occurred about 20 minutes later, Marris

Police conclude search for missing swimmer – Tathra

Police conclude search for missing swimmer – Tathra

NSW Police Force 04. April 2014 A cap and goggles, belonging to a woman who was taken by a shark on the state’s Far South Coast yesterday (Thursday 3 April 2014), have been located. The search resumed this morning and is focussing on the southern end of Tathra Beach. Police divers have also joined the

Woman dies in Australia shark attack during morning swim

Woman dies in Australia shark attack during morning swim

Henry Belot, Canberra Times Reporter April 3, 2014   A woman in her 60s has died after a shark attack on the NSW south coast. Authorities were searching the ocean off Tathra for the woman’s body and the shark, police said. The woman was swimming with a group of people between Tathra Wharf and Tathra

Woman taken by shark on the NSW south coast

Woman taken by shark on the NSW south coast

NSW Police Force 03. April 2014 A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a woman was taken by a shark on the state’s Far South Coast today (Thursday 3 April 2014). About 8.20am, a local woman in her sixties was swimming with a group of people between Tathra Wharf and Tathra Beach. It

Human remains with possible shark bite

Human remains with possible shark bite

Human remains with possible shark bites could be missing diver, WA police say Police believe a diver missing off the coast south of Perth may have been killed by a shark after human remains were discovered with possible shark bites. The man, 38, failed to resurface after diving with two friends several kilometres off Dawesville

South Africa: 2 m bull shark suspected in fatal attack

South Africa: 2 m bull shark suspected in fatal attack

Shark in tourist attack was most aggressive   March 28 2014 at 09:50am By NOSIPHO MNGOMA, Daily News Durban – An expert has determined that an inexplicably “aggressive”, but not particularly big shark, had killed a 72-year-old Austrian tourist in the Eastern Cape last weekend. Police have not yet released the name of the victim.

45 Sharks killed since start of the WA Shark Cull

45 Sharks killed since start of the WA Shark Cull

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 24. March 2014. The following tables show the reported catches made by drumlines in the state of Western Australia from the date of the first deployment in late January to 16. March 2014. The latest catch data reveals that 111 specimens have been caught (110 elasmobranchs and one bony fish).

Delray kite boarder bitten by shark

Delray kite boarder bitten by shark

Kurt Hoffman treated for several wounds Saturday   Published Mar 22, 2014 Delray kite boarder bitten by shark Kurt Hoffman DELRAY, Fla. —Kurt Hoffman said he was bitten in the forearm by a shark Saturday morning while kite boarding in Delray. “The shark came up and took a bite,” Hoffman said on his Facebook page.

Austrian tourist fatally wounded by shark in South Africa

Austrian tourist fatally wounded by shark in South Africa

Media Release National Sea Rescue Institute ( NSRI ) 22. March 2014 ———————– Man fatally wounded by shark At approximately 15h00, Saturday, 22nd March, NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a shark incident at 2nd Beach, Port St Johns. NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue duty

9 year old bitten by shark in Florida

9 year old bitten by shark in Florida

Child, 9, bitten in foot while surfing at MacArthur Park in North Palm Beach NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 9-year-old boy was bitten by could be a shark while surfing Friday afternoon at MacArthur Park in North Palm Beach, said Lt. Anthony Giarrusso, spokesman for North Palm Beach Fire Rescue. Giarrusso said the child

Surfer battled with shark and punched it in head after it slid onto board and headbutted his BUM

Surfer battled with shark and punched it in head after it slid onto board and headbutted his BUM

By Don Mackay, Mirror News Mar 20, 2014 Mark Byrne said he was hit by fear when the four-foot shark lunged at him while he surfed on Australia’s Victoria coastline A terrified surfer battled with a shark and punched it on the head after it slid onto his board and headbutted his bum. Mark Byrne

Shark attacks kitesurfer in New Caledonia

Shark attacks kitesurfer in New Caledonia

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 20. March 2014 According to the local media, a shark bite incident occurred at a popular kitesurfing spot off the Côte-Blanche near Nouméa in New Caledonia on Tuesday afternoon ( about 15.30 hrs on 18. March 2014 ). A 42-years old kitesurfer was bitten on the calf by a shark

Kelly Slater he would be honored to be killed by a shark.

Kelly Slater he would be honored to be killed by a shark.

Shark Attack Survivors willing to pay fines for Kelly Slater entering the ocean in Reunion Island. For every person entering the ocean at a shark  sanctuary on Reunion Island the fine is 50.00 USD per incident . The attack ratio is 1 out of 500 and if Kelly Slater is true to his word about being

Port Macquarie Australia Shark Attack 03/13/2014 – Mike Porter –

Port Macquarie Australia Shark Attack 03/13/2014 – Mike Porter –

03/13/2014 – Mike Porter – Australia Port Macquarie man threw punches in the air after shark attack THE shark responsible for attacking a swimmer off the NSW mid-north coast was almost certainly a wobbegong, not a bull shark as doctors initially suggested.Department of Primary Industries experts assessed wounds to attack victim Mike Porter’s left foot

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