Attacks & Incidents

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

Western Australia: Independent Report on Shark Netting

Western Australia: Independent Report on Shark Netting

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia Monday 3 September 2012 ——————————— Shark netting report open for public comment •Independent report recommends shark enclosures for WA beaches •Study recommends against shark nets and drum line use in WA •State Government looks to feasibility for beach enclosures A report into the effectiveness of shark netting and

Man survives shark attack at remote Carnarvon location

Man survives shark attack at remote Carnarvon location

A MAN has survived a terrifying shark attack near the popular surf break of Red Bluff, about 150km north of Carnarvon in WA’s Gascoyne region, this afternoon.   The man, believed to be a 34-year-old, had been surfing at the remote location when the predator struck about 3.25pm. An emergency call was made to the

Shark bites swimmer in Gulf Shores

Shark bites swimmer in Gulf Shores

Shark bites swimmer in Gulf Shores GULF SHORES, Alabama — A man was bitten on the leg by a shark while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico between Baldwin County 2 and the Gulf State Park Pier around mid-morning Wednesday, according to Grant Brown, the city’s director of cultural affairs and recreation. The unidentified swimmer

Another Shark Attack in Reunion Island

Another Shark Attack in Reunion Island

A man was attacked by a shark this late Sunday afternoon (after 5 pm) at a surf spot off Saint-Leu on the west coast of Reunion Island. The surfer suffered major injuries to his right calf and right hand. He was taken to the 'Centre Hospitalier Universitaire' in Saint-Pierre for surgery.

Trinidad: Headless body with shark bites found floating

Trinidad: Headless body with shark bites found floating

Autopsy: Man drowned   By Susan Mohammed, Trinidad Express Newspaper, 03. August 2012 THE SEARCH for a 24-year-old Mayaro man ended with fishermen finding a shark-bitten headless body last month. The body of Shaka Galera, of Radix Village, was fished out at sea from the Plum Mitan river on July 23, three days after he

Shark chomps on Kauai man’s foot

Shark chomps on Kauai man’s foot

Lihue resident Steve Stotts is out of the hospital recovering after quite the surf story Monday. “The waves were chest high, just barely enough to get out have some fun on, none else was out,” he recalls. He was surfing with his wife Rachel about 100 yards offshore at a spot known as Gillin’s at

Western Australia to consider shark nets

Western Australia to consider shark nets

By Kate Bastians, The West Australian, 02. August 2012 Premier Colin Barnett wants to challenge the Department of Fisheries and other experts who say shark nets will not work in WA. It is a far cry from comments he made last year when he said emphatically his Government had no intention of installing them. Admitting

Reunion Island: Deputy Mayor Robert withdraws Shark Cull Order

Reunion Island: Deputy Mayor Robert withdraws Shark Cull Order

Here is a short update on our previous article Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu. The order by deputy mayor Thierry Robert , authorizing the killing of bull sharks in the coastal waters of Saint-Leu (up to 300 metres from shore), has led to a lot of confusion in Reunion Island.