Attacks & Incidents

Second shark attack off California coast

Second shark attack off California coast

Second shark attack off California coast. On 10-30-2012, approximately 12:00 p.m., Cal Fire received a 911 call from a citizen who advised a surfer had been bitten by a shark at the North Jetty while surfing

Beaches closed after shark attack – Hawaii

Beaches closed after shark attack – Hawaii

Beaches closed after shark attack The beaches surrounding Makena Landing Beach Park were closed off Saturday afternoon following a shark attack on a 51-year-old woman from California. The victim was approximately 20 yards offshore when she was attacked by a shark estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long, said Fire Services Chief Lee

Western Australia: Funding for innovative shark deterrents

Western Australia: Funding for innovative shark deterrents

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia Thursday 25 October 2012 SHARC calls for shark deterrent research State Government provides $2million for research to help keep beachgoers safe Holistic approach being taken to tackle current situation at swimming beaches Shark Hazard Advisory Research Committee established to assess applications Science and Innovation Minister John Day today

Man reportedly dead in shark attack near Surf Beach – UPDATE

Man reportedly dead in shark attack near Surf Beach – UPDATE

Man reportedly dead in shark attack near Surf Beach A 38-year-old man is reportedly dead after what authorities are calling a likely shark attack at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning. Emergency crews responded to Surf Beach on the base this morning for a report of an unresponsive man. Details are sketchy, but crews reportedly

8th shark bite reported in Volusia County

8th shark bite reported in Volusia County

8th shark bite reported in Volusia County VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County lived up to its nickname of “shark bite capitol of the world” Thursday. A 24-year-old surfer from Holmes Beach was bit by a shark on the ankle just after 10:30 a.m. The incident happened in the ocean off Ponce Inlet, just north

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