Attacks & Incidents

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Surfers survive attack by great white shark off West Coast of South Australia

Surfers survive attack by great white shark off West Coast of South Australia

AN Elliston pharmacist has told how he was launched into the air after he was attacked from below by a great white shark on the state’s West Coast this morning. The shark, estimated to have been 15 feet or 4.5m long, smashed into the bottom of Andrew “Monkey” McLeod’s board while he was surfing with

Woman wading at Jacksonville Beach describes being bitten by shark

Woman wading at Jacksonville Beach describes being bitten by shark

Woman wading at Jacksonville Beach describes being bitten by shark Mihaela Cosa, 44, needed 21 stitches to close woundJACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. –A 44-year-old Westside woman wading in thigh-deep water at Jacksonville Beach Tuesday morning was bitten on the foot by a shark.Shark bites womanMihaela “Mimi” Cosa, who was at the beach with her mother, was

SAVANNAH, Ga – Shark attack reported off Tybee Island

SAVANNAH, Ga – Shark attack reported off Tybee Island

Shark attack reported off Tybee Island SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Sunday trip to Tybee Island turned into a Mother’s Day that one Richmond Hill family won’t soon forget. While surfing on the south end of Tybee Island, Raeshelle Meadows and her 12-year-old son, Ayden, spotted something gray in the water behind Ayden’s surfboard. They believed

EAST Coast USA starts its Shark Attack Season – HILTON HEAD ISLAND

EAST Coast USA starts its Shark Attack Season – HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Possible shark or fish bite reported on Hilton Head HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A beachgoer was bitten by a shark or fish while swimming Tuesday afternoon at Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island, according to beach patrol and EMS. Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division members called to the beach shortly before

WA: 172 Sharks caught on drumlines, 50 killed

WA: 172 Sharks caught on drumlines, 50 killed

The State Government’s shark mitigation policy is successfully restoring confidence among Western Australian beachgoers and greatly contributing to the scientific knowledge about shark behaviour, Fisheries Minister Ken Baston said today.

Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board

Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board

Shark bites man sitting on surf board near Jetty NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A 23-year-old Edgewater man suffered a minor cut to the hand when a small shark bit him while he was surfing not far from the jetty on Thursday. Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board with a friend when

Western Australia Man bitten in reef shark incident

Western Australia Man bitten in reef shark incident

A man is being treated in hospital after being bitten by what is believed to be a reef shark. It is understood that the Perth man was spearfishing with a friend at South Passage just south of Coral Bay when he was bitten on the hand. The incident occurred about 2km offshore late this afternoon.

Shark bites tourist in Cocoa Beach

Shark bites tourist in Cocoa Beach

A shark bit a 42-year-old German tourist on the right foot this afternoon at Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach, said Jeff Scabarozi, Brevard County Ocean Rescue chief. The shark attack occurred about 3:45 p.m. Lifeguards saw the victim struggling in the water, then pulled him to shore. “He had some good puncture wounds and lacerations

A surfer from Orlando was bitten by a shark while in the ocean in New Smyrna Beach

A surfer from Orlando was bitten by a shark while in the ocean in New Smyrna Beach

Surfer bitten by shark in New Smyrna Beach A surfer from Orlando was bitten by a shark while in the ocean in New Smyrna Beach, a Beach Safety Ocean Rescue official said. The 25-year-old man was bitten near the jetty, a place popular for surfing and shark bites, just before 10 a.m., said Capt. Tammy

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

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