Attacks & Incidents

Western Australia issues order to kill great white shark

Western Australia issues order to kill great white shark

Department of Fisheries officers have set shark capture gear in the State’s south west after repeated shark sightings indicated there was an imminent threat to water users in the popular beach, surfing and diving areas around Bunker Bay.

Man drives himself to hospital after shark bite.

Man drives himself to hospital after shark bite.

A man who was bitten by a shark in the north of the state on the weekend drove himself to the hospital for treatment. Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said a man was bitten while ‘free diving’ near Dampier on the Pilbara coast on Saturday morning. It is understood that the man did not see the animal

Funding for Cottesloe shark observation tower

Funding for Cottesloe shark observation tower

Media Statement Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA Saturday, 5 January 2013 $300,000 to Cottesloe SLSC towards Cottesloe Beach watchtower An observation tower to enable surf lifesavers to better monitor conditions at Cottesloe Beach would receive substantial funding from the State Government, Premier Colin Barnett announced today. Mr Barnett said the Government would contribute $300,000 to

Jensen Beach Public Beach swimmer bitten by shark

Jensen Beach Public Beach swimmer bitten by shark

No swimming allowed on portion of Jensen Beach Public Beach after swimmer bitten by shark No swimming is being allowed at the life guarded portion of Jensen Beach Public Beach Monday afternoon after a swimmer was bitten by a shark. Lifeguards were flying the double red flags, meaning no swimming. A swimmer was bitten on

Sydney surfer tells of being ‘knocked off board by shark’

Sydney surfer tells of being ‘knocked off board by shark’

Sydney surfer tells of being ‘knocked off board by shark’ Authorities have closed two beaches in Sydney’s north after a shark tried to attack a surfer and took a bite of his surfboard. Long Reef and Dee Why beaches have been closed after a 2.5-metre shark reportedly knocked into an off-duty lifeguard’s long board while

Port St Johns’s “beach of death”

Port St Johns’s “beach of death”

Port St Johns’s “beach of death” when 20-year-old Liya Sibili, of Gauteng, was attacked and killed by a shark while swimming at the notorious Second Beach.

Mates save NSW surfer mauled by shark

Mates save NSW surfer mauled by shark

  A SURFER’S life has been saved by his mates’ quick thinking after he was mauled by a shark on the NSW mid-north coast. The 29-year-old, named Luke, was attacked near remote Diamond Head, south of Port Macquarie, on Friday morning by what is believed to be a bull shark. He was bitten on the

Shark attacks surfer off Kauai

Shark attacks surfer off Kauai

Shark attacks surfer off Kauai The Kauai Police Department says a shark attacked a surfer Wednesday afternoon at Pakala’s surf spot on the west side of the island. According to police the a 60-year-old man identified by friends only as “Lorrin” from Kalaheo was attacked by a shark while surfing with two friends at a

Man attacked by a shark in NSW

Man attacked by a shark in NSW

A man has had a close encounter with a shark in northern NSW. Paramedics were called to a boat ramp at South West Rocks, north of Port Macquarie, about 4.50pm on Sunday after reports a man had been bitten by a shark, a spokesman for the Ambulance Service of NSW said. The man told them

Shark attacks snorkeler off Kihei, injuring man’s left leg

Shark attacks snorkeler off Kihei, injuring man’s left leg

Shark attacks snorkeler off Kihei, injuring man’s left leg A shark attacked a snorkeler in Kihei this morning, prompting officials to close the beach. The 61-year-old victim was snorkeling with another man about 200 yards offshore from 1790 Halama Street when a shark attacked him at 10:15 a.m., causing multiple lacerations to his lower left leg

WA Shark hazard guidelines now in place

WA Shark hazard guidelines now in place

Department of Fisheries operational guidelines that give effect to the WA Government’s ‘imminent threat’ policy to deal with significant shark hazards are now in place. Director General Stuart Smith said the guidelines (pdf) provided a framework for assessing the threat posed by a shark and, if required, acting to take a shark.

Fatal Shark Attack in Mexico

Fatal Shark Attack in Mexico

Altata, Navolato: Media reported today that 32-year-old lifeguard Cárdenas García was attacked by a shark at 11:40am off the Nuevo Altata beach after cutting rope that had entangled him in high waves.

Teen surfer bitten by shark off Melbourne Beach

Teen surfer bitten by shark off Melbourne Beach

A 14-year-old boy says he was bitten by a shark while paddling back in from surfing off Melbourne Beach on this evening.   Kai Rittgers and his dad, Bryce, and brothers had been surfing at North Spessard Holland Park. “He was out there surfing and he was coming back in, it was dusk,” Bryce Rittgers

Marcelino “Marc” Riglos – Hawaii

Marcelino “Marc” Riglos – Hawaii

‘I thought I was going die’ Shark attack victim hopes to keep foot but is finished with diving Marcelino “Marc” Riglos was coming up for air while spearfishing in waters off of the Waiehu Golf Course on Sunday morning when he felt something near his fin. Then he felt a bite on his ankle. “I

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