Attacks & Incidents

Dave Peterson Maui stand-up paddler attacked by shark

Dave Peterson Maui stand-up paddler attacked by shark

Maui stand-up paddler attacked by shark An avid stand-up paddler on Maui avoided injury after a shark took a bite out of his board in waters off Ka’a Point. The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. 300 yards off shore near Kahana Beach Park. Dave Peterson, of Pukalani, says he was waiting for another wave

Shark Attack at Davenport Landing, California

Shark Attack at Davenport Landing, California

Shark Attack at Davenport Landing, California On October 7, 2012 Gunnar Proppe was wind surfing about 450 yards from shore at Davenport Landing. He was using a 75 liter windsurfing board (227.5 cm long, 54.4 cm wide), 5 square meter sail clear with red and black and yellow, orange, and blue splotches on the bottom

Possible shark attack at Hobe Sound Public Beach

Possible shark attack at Hobe Sound Public Beach

Victim suffers injury to foot from possible shark attack at Hobe Sound Public Beach By: Angela Cruz, 16. October 2012 HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Just before the lifeguards finished their shift from the lookout post at Hobe Sound Beach, the normally-peaceful spot may have turned into a site of a shark attack. Hobe Sound resident

Woman bitten by shark in southern Nigeria

Woman bitten by shark in southern Nigeria

Shark attacks woman in Delta   BY FESTUS AHON, Vanguard, 10. October 2012 UGHELLI—A 38-year-old woman, identified as Mrs. Torugbene-Ere Aboh, escaped death by the whiskers, following a violent attack on her by a shark at Forcados River in Oboro Community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. Vanguard gathered that the woman, a mother

Two surfers injured in shark attacks at Sebastian Inlet

Two surfers injured in shark attacks at Sebastian Inlet

Two surfers injured in shark attacks at Sebastian Inlet on Florida’s east coast SEBASTIAN INLET, Fla. – The Discovery Channel observed Shark Week in August, but two surfers said this has been the week the underwater predator has declared as its own. Brandon Murray, 22, of West Palm Beach, said he was bitten on his

Western Australia: Shark mitigation to protect beachgoers

Western Australia: Shark mitigation to protect beachgoers

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia Thursday 27 September 2012 ———————————– The following statement was issued jointly by the Premier and the Minister for Fisheries $6.85m over four years for shark mitigation, education and research New service to track, catch and retrieve sharks posing an imminent threat Premier Colin Barnett and Fisheries Minister Norman

Surfer bitten by shark in Sebastian Inlet State Park

Surfer bitten by shark in Sebastian Inlet State Park

Surfer bitten by shark in Sebastian Inlet State Park By Lamaur Stancil TCPalm.com INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 21-year-old surfer who was bit on the arm by a shark drove himself to a fire station for treatment Tuesday, authorities said. The 911 call was made at 5:25 p.m. by the surfer who had been at

52-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark

52-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark

Man drowns in Cocoa Beach near site of earlier shark bite COCOA BEACH — An Arizona man drowned amid rough surf and strong rip currents Sunday afternoon — in the same block where a shark had bitten a surfer hours earlier. And in Cape Canaveral, a fast-acting father narrowly saved his 7-year-old son from drowning

Kylie Maguire bitten by three-metre bull shark Tonga

Kylie Maguire bitten by  three-metre bull shark Tonga

A north coast woman attacked by a shark in Tonga is being flown back to Australia   A Lennox Head woman will be flown back to Australia after being attacked by a shark off Tonga. CareFlight will tonight fly to Tonga to meet Kylie Maguire and transport her back to Brisbane tomorrow morning. She will

Florida 8 shark attack related incidents in 7 days

Florida 8 shark attack related incidents in 7 days

We may have missed listing some of the bites in Florida at SYM, sorry. We have them all listed here. http://sharkattacksurvivors.com/shark_attack/viewforum.php?f=48    

Swimmer Bitten On Miami Beach; Small Shark Or Barracuda Suspected

Swimmer Bitten On Miami Beach; Small Shark Or Barracuda Suspected

A swimmer was injured by a possible shark bite off Miami Beach Saturday. The victim, who sustained a bite to his lower calf and suffered “heavy bleeding,” according to Miami Beach Ocean Rescue, was transported by ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The incident took place in water near 22nd Street, behind the W Hotel on

Teenager dies in apparent shark attack off Brazil

Teenager dies in apparent shark attack off Brazil

Death certificate says teenager bled to death after being bitten by shark in Recife, Brazil. Tiago José de Oliveira da Silva might be the latest victim of a fatal shark attack off the coast of Pernambuco state in the Northeast region of Brazil.

Shark bites surfer at St. Augustine Beach

Shark bites surfer at St. Augustine Beach

Shark bites surfer at St. Augustine Beach ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. — A surfer is recovering after shark attack at St. Augustine Beach. The 38-year-old was bitten on the foot in the water near A Street just before 1 p.m., Thursday. St. Johns County Fire and Rescue described the injury as minor. He was transported

Shark bites surfer at Fla.’s Space Coast

Shark bites surfer at Fla.’s Space Coast

Shark bites surfer at Fla.’s Space Coast MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — A surfer in Florida’s Space Coast is recovering from a bite to the hand by a shark. The 32-year-old man suffered a small puncture wound to his hand Tuesday morning. The surfer told authorities he was paddling out from shore at Melbourne Beach when

Girl, woman, bitten by sharks in separate Volusia County attacks

Girl, woman, bitten by sharks in separate Volusia County attacks

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An 8-year-old Deltona girl and 56-year-old woman are recovering after being bitten by sharks in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday. WFTV learned the girl was bitten on the calf and hand but was not seriously injured. “She was brave,” said Capt. Jack Driskell of Volusia County Beach Patrol. “She didn’t want