Attacks & Incidents

JENSEN BEACH FLORIDA – A shark bit the hand of 50-year-old man

JENSEN BEACH FLORIDA – A shark bit the hand of 50-year-old man

A shark bit the hand of 50-year-old man, causing a minor injury. Lifeguards responded at 1:05 p.m. Thursday to a swimmer they perceived as in distress toward the south end of the beach, and when they helped him to shore they learned a shark had bit his hand, Martin County Fire Rescue officials said. The

Ohio State student bitten by shark, asked to keep quiet

Ohio State student bitten by shark, asked to keep quiet

One Ohio State student’s visit to Belize over spring break ended with a shark bite, but she said some people are trying to get her to stay quiet.   Monika Wanis, a fourth-year in anthropology and psychology, said a shark bit her on her toe during a trip to Belize with Buck-I-Serv to give out

Cape Town begins exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach

Cape Town begins exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach

The City of Cape Town commenced its exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach today, 22 March 2013, in accordance with the permit conditions set out by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Environmental Affairs. The decision was made to commence the trial today as weather conditions proved to be ideal for the...

US tourist recovering after Bahamas shark bite

US tourist recovering after Bahamas shark bite

The Jamaica Observer, Friday, March 22, 2013   NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A police spokeswoman in the Bahamas says a New York man is recovering after being bitten by a shark while visiting the island chain. Inspector Chrislyn Skippings of the Royal Bahamas Police Force says the visitor was fishing on the island of Eleuthera

South Africa: Shark Attacks Surfboard At Hawston – Surfer Unscathed

South Africa: Shark Attacks Surfboard At Hawston – Surfer Unscathed

By Zigzag Surfing Magazine, 18. March 2013 A Cape surfer was left ‘unscathed but in shock’ following an encounter with a shark at Hawston Beach this past Saturday (16 March). His board, however, wasn’t able to avoid the shark’s pointy teeth. Zag was alerted to the attack by Megan Smith who posted the following message

Sandtiger shark bites angler in South Africa

Sandtiger shark bites angler in South Africa

By The National Sea Rescue Institute 16. March 2013 Angler assisted at De Mond “At 07h30, Saturday, 16th March, NSRI Agulhas volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of an angler bitten by a shark at De Mond, 15 kilometers from Struisbaai, and reported to be unable to walk and losing blood. “Because

Marines adrift at sea for 3 days survive shark attack

Marines adrift at sea for 3 days survive shark attack

MANILA, Philippines — Two Philippine Marines were rescued after drifting at sea for three days, during which they also survived an attack by “small” sharks.   Privates First Class John Paul Mangaoang, 26, and Alvin Llovido, 28, both stationed at the Kalayaan Islands, were testing a boat engine when it conked out some 20 nautical

Shark kills Fisherman off southern Jamaica

Shark kills Fisherman off southern Jamaica

A huge Tiger Shark today attacked and killed a 68 year old Westmoreland fisherman in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine. It’s reported that George Facey was fishing in an area called Red Light Pillikin, some 18 miles from the Old Harbour Bay coastline when the incident happened.

Fundile Nogumla Second Beach Port St. Johns South Africa

Fundile Nogumla Second Beach Port St. Johns South Africa

Shark victim survives By LULAMILE FENI on March 5, 2013 AN MTHATHA resident still cannot believe he is alive after being attacked by a shark at Port St Johns’ notorious Second Beach on Sunday.   There were no lifeguards – or anyone else – to come to his rescue. Fundile Nodumla, 39, fought off the

New Zealand: Bronze whaler and white shark involved in fatal attack

New Zealand: Bronze whaler and white shark involved in fatal attack

Victim was attacked by two sharks By Yvonne Tahana of the NZ Herald, Mon, 4 Mar 2013 A bronze whaler shark and a great white were both involved in the death of swimmer Adam Strange at Muriwai Beach last week, according to the chairman of the Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service. Tim Jago was in charge

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Shark attack: police open fire as beachgoer killed

Brisbane Times February 27, 2013 New Zealand police shot at a shark which attacked and killed a person at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach on Wednesday afternoon. St John ambulance confirmed the person had died. Their body had been pulled from the water. Witnesses said police shot at the shark during the rescue attempt and it had

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

Lemon shark attacks diver in French Polynesia

On February 9th, Zohar Kritzer was seriously wounded by a shark while scuba diving in Bora Bora. It's a small island that belongs to the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.

South Africa: Shark Exculsion Nets for Fish Hoek Approved

South Africa: Shark Exculsion Nets for Fish Hoek Approved

Media Release The City of Cape Town Integrated Strategic Communication and Branding Department 20. February 2013 City welcomes approval of permit for trial deployment of shark exclusion nets The City of Cape Town is pleased to confirm that it has received a positive decision from the National Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), and

ISAF 2012 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

ISAF 2012 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks in the U.S. reached a decade high in 2012, while worldwide fatalities remained average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today. The U.S. saw an upturn in attacks with 53, the most since 2000. There were seven fatalities worldwide, which is lower than 2011 but higher than the...

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

French Surfer bitten by shark in Noosa, Australia

According to Surf Session, Matthieu Cassaigne ( from Montpellier, France ) was attacked by a shark while surfing at Noosa in Queensland state on Australia's eastern coast. The incident happened on Friday, January 25th. He escaped with minor injuries to his upper chest and neck.