Attacks & Incidents

CT teen survives shark attack

CT teen survives shark attack

CT teen survives shark attack CAPE TOWN – The father of a 19-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark just off Die Plaat beach in the De Kelders area in the Cape says his son is very lucky to have survived. Thomas Browne is recovering in hospital after being bitten by while surfing on

U.S. Coast Guard transported a shark attack victim

U.S. Coast Guard transported a shark attack victim

Shark attack victim medevacked from Kiribati area waters to Oahu By Star-Advertiser staff, Dec 16, 2013 The U.S. Coast Guard transported a shark attack victim from South Pacific waters to Oahu for treatment. The attack occurred 740 miles southeast of Tarawa Atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, which is situated southwest of the Marshall Islands,

Shark bites surfer near Cocoa Beach Pier

Shark bites surfer near Cocoa Beach Pier

He said he had been surfing near Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon Dec. 10, 2013 Bobby Baughman was trying out a new surfboard when something grabbed his foot. He said he had been surfing near Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon. He finished riding a wave, so he hopped off the board and dove underwater to

Hawaii – Big Island Shark Attack

Hawaii – Big Island Shark Attack

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers and DLNR Aquatic Resources staff are responding to a report of a shark incident that took place today between 8 to 8:30 a.m. in ocean waters between the County’s Punaluu Beach Park and Ninole, in Ka’u District of the island

New measures to combat WA shark risks

New measures to combat WA shark risks

New measures have been announced to address public safety and help mitigate the risk sharks pose to water users. The new measures include setting baited drum lines to catch large sharks along heavily used beaches in the metropolitan area and the South-West. The drum lines will be deployed 24 hours a day initially from January 2014 through until April...

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui

A kayak fisherman died Monday after being bitten by a shark beyond Makena on South Maui, Hawaii. Dec 02, 2013 The identity of the male victim was not released as of Monday afternoon, according to Hawaii News Now and other reports. Officials closed area beaches until at least noon Tuesday. Maui County issued a statement explaining that

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

18-year-old man killed by shark at Campbells Beach AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales. The man died after losing both legs in the shark attack just before 2pm. The man, who was surfing off Campbells Beach about 8km north of Coffs Harbour, is

Shark attack off South Maui Woman injured Hawaii

Shark attack off South Maui Woman injured Hawaii

Updated: Woman injured in shark attack off South Maui KIHEI — A 2-mile stretch of beach in South Maui was closed Friday after a woman was bitten by a shark while snorkeling at Keawakapu Beach in Kihei. The attack occurred at about 1 p.m. near rocks at the south end of the beach, said police

The Fisheries Department has issued an imminent threat order after a fatal shark attack

The Fisheries Department has issued an imminent threat order after a fatal shark attack

Man dies following Gracetown shark attack The Fisheries Department has issued an imminent threat order after a fatal shark attack at Gracetown, 270km south of Perth, on Saturday morning. Police were called at 9.10am regarding a shark attack near the car park at the end of Lefthanders Road. St Johns Ambulance personnel and police attended

A MAN has been killed in a shark attack in Australia

A MAN has been killed in a shark attack in Australia

Man killed in shark attack at Left Hander’s Beach near Gracetown A MAN has been killed in a possible shark attack in the state’s South West. Police and St John Ambulance were called to Left Handers beach, near Gracetown, shortly after 9am following reports of a shark attack. A spokesman for WA Police said officers

Shark bit a man on his right leg while he was kitesurfing

Shark bit a man on his right leg while he was kitesurfing

Shark bites kitesurfer at Kaa Point October 31, 2013 A shark bit a man on his right leg while he was kitesurfing Thursday afternoon 100 yards off Kaa Point at Kanaha Beach Park, said Maui County spokesman Rod Antone. Kahului firefighters responded to the shark attack report at 3:19 p.m., finding police and ocean safety

Shark attack victim flown to Perth for treatment

Shark attack victim flown to Perth for treatment

Shark attack victim flown to Perth for treatment October 28, 2013 A woman who was attacked by a shark on Western Australia’s north-west coast is being flown to Perth for treatment. The woman, believed to be aged in her 60s, is understood to have been attacked at Turquoise Bay near Exmouth this afternoon. Royal Flying

Reunion Island: Man Seriously Injured in Shark Attack

Reunion Island: Man Seriously Injured in Shark Attack

A serious shark attack occurred in Reunion Island today ( Saturday, October 26th ). According to the local media, a 24-years old man ( named 'Tanguy' ) was bitten by a shark at a popular surfing spot called ' Le Tournant ' in Etang-Salé-les-Bains at about 4:30 pm.

Western Australia: Diver Reports Shark Incident

Western Australia: Diver Reports Shark Incident

A scuba diver has reported being bitten on the fins by a large shark, while diving near Little Island off Hillarys, but he has not been injured. The diver reported seeing a large dark shape when returning to the boat and noticed parts of his fins missing, once he was back in the boat.

Western Australia to get first shark proof barrier

Western Australia to get first shark proof barrier

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett has announced that Western Australia’s first trial of a shark-proof beach enclosure will take place at Dunsborough this summer.