Attacks & Incidents

South Africa: Man killed in Shark Attack

South Africa: Man killed in Shark Attack

At approximately 11h30 (Friday, 11 October) NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a shark incident at Lower Point, next to Albatros Beach, Jeffreys Bay.

Western Australia Rescinds Catch and Kill Order

Western Australia Rescinds Catch and Kill Order

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 09. October 2013 ————————– Catch and kill order rescinded by Director General A catch and kill order to destroy the white shark responsible for the attack on an abalone diver off the coast of Esperance at Cape Arid has been rescinded by Department of Fisheries Director General Stuart

Australia: Great White Shark Sentenced to Death

Australia: Great White Shark Sentenced to Death

A shark that attacked a diver off Australia’s south-western coast has been sentenced to death by the Department of Fisheries. A catch and kill order was issued and staff have been sent to the dive area about 180km east of Esperance to deploy capture gear. “The Department of Fisheries advise of a report of a diver

Diver injured in WA shark attack

Diver injured in WA shark attack

WA Police say a male diver in his 50s was attacked around 10.30am (WST) on Tuesday, with possible serious injuries. A Department of Fisheries spokeswoman said more information was being sought about the attack, which occurred about 180km east of Esperance. A St John Ambulance spokesman said a volunteer ambulance brigade had been called from

Melbourne, Fl – Shark Bite

Melbourne, Fl – Shark Bite

Surfer bitten by shark near Melbourne Beach BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard County surfer suffered a shark bite Sunday morning. The man, whose name has not been released, was chomped on the arm by the shark between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Ocean Rescue Shift Supervisor Derek Swor told WESH 2 News the shark

Israel: Shark bites man near Ashdod shores

Israel: Shark bites man near Ashdod shores

A 26-year-old worker of the Ashdod Port fishing cages was bitten by a shark on Sunday. The man was bitten at sea while putting his hand in the waters, and was rescued and taken to the port, where he received medical care by Magen David Adom emergency services.

7 year old bitten by shark in ankle deep water

7 year old bitten by shark in ankle deep water

Doctors say Child’s Bites Consistent with Shark Attack   By Heather Kretzer Posted: Sep 25, 2013 The Bay County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Ethan Hand, 7 of Smyrna, GA, was transported to the hospital after a shark bite Wednesday morning. It happened at Beach Access 16, 7817 Surf Drive. Doctors believe the wounds are consistent

Woman, 45, bitten by shark in Ormond Beach

Woman, 45, bitten by shark in Ormond Beach

Woman, 45, bitten by shark in Ormond Beach ORMOND BEACH — A 45-year-old female tourist from the Netherlands became the eighth person bitten by a shark this year in Volusia County. The unidentified woman was swimming in about two-feet of water just south of the Granada Boulevard beach approach shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday when

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

Fisherman bitten by Shark in Bay of Biscay

A 51-years old Basque fisherman was airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a young shortfin mako shark that he had just caugh. On 26. August 2013, the Spanish longliner 'Gure Leire' reported a provoked shark bite incident.

Hawaii: Surfer bitten by shark at Pohoiki Bay

Hawaii: Surfer bitten by shark at Pohoiki Bay

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources For Immediate Release August 18, 2013 ———————- POHOIKI BAY WATERS CLOSED TODAY FOLLOWING SHARK INCIDENT HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources closed ocean waters along the Pohoiki coastline in Puna this afternoon, following a shark incident in which a 16 year old male surfer

Woman taken to hospital, loses arm in shark attack off Palauea Beach Hawaii

Woman taken to hospital, loses arm in shark attack off Palauea Beach Hawaii

Woman taken to hospital, loses arm in shark attack Maui News, August 14 2013 A woman had one of her arms bitten off by a shark in waters off Palauea Beach Park in South Maui late Wednesday afternoon, according to a witness. Andree Conley-Kapoi of Makawao said efforts to revive the woman appeared to be

Shark Bites Boy’s Surfboard During SC Contest

Shark Bites Boy’s Surfboard During SC Contest

Folly Beach shark sighting, close call prompts Governor’s Cup cancellation Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/11/2914383/shark-attacks-10-year-old-off.html#storylink=cpy By Larry Collins and Cuthbert Langley, WCBD August 12, 2013 The South Carolina Governor’s Cup of Surfing was canceled Sunday afternoon after numerous shark sightings and a very close call. At around 5:15 Sunday afternoon, officials canceled the remainder of the

Maui Beaches Closed Due To Second Shark Incident

Maui Beaches Closed Due To Second Shark Incident

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources July 31, 2013 ————— MAUI BEACHES IN THE KIHEI, WAILEA AREA CLOSED TODAY DUE TO SHARK INCIDENT KIHEI, MAUI — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) this morning closed the beaches from Polo Beach Park to the Mana Kai Maui Resort in the Kihei-Wailea area

The USS Indianapolis was bombed 68 years ago today in shark-infested waters

The USS Indianapolis was bombed 68 years ago today in shark-infested waters

Remember the International Shark Attack File says not one person killed or eaten is a “confirmed to be unprovoked shark attack” all those so-called experts repeating ISAF statistics say the same thing no one was attacked on the USS Indianapolis was attacked or eaten. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by the

Shark bites Hawaii surfer on the day of tropical storm Flossie arriving

Shark bites Hawaii surfer on the day of tropical storm Flossie arriving

Jul 29, 2013 There is always a good chance one will see Hawaiian Monk Seals on White Plains Beach on Oahu. Today a surfer got a little more to see and to feel – a shark. A surfer is in the hospital Monday afternoon being treated for a shark bite after a shark bit his