Attacks & Incidents

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

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