Attacks & Incidents

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Doctor: Shark likely bit US tourist in PRico

Doctor: Shark likely bit US tourist in PRico

By DANICA COTO, AP Associated Press. 17 August 2011.   SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico. A U.S. tourist who was swimming at night in a bioluminescent bay is recovering from a suspected shark bite that occurred in a tiny island near Puerto Rico, a doctor said Wednesday. The woman underwent surgery for severed tendons near

Shark chomps off man’s hands in Russia’s Far East

Shark chomps off man’s hands in Russia’s Far East

VLADIVOSTOK, August 17 2011 (RIA Novosti) A shark attacked a man swimming near the Russian shores of the Sea of Japan and bit off both of his hands, a doctor from Primorye Territory regional medical center said on Wednesday. “The shark attacked the man in Telyakovsky Bay near the village of Vityaz. It mauled him

Shark attacks surfer in Tahiti

Shark attacks surfer in Tahiti

Shark Year Magazine, 17 August 2011. According to the information site ‘Les Nouvelles de Tahiti’, an American surfer had a close encounter with a shark in Tahiti, French Polynesia, on August 16. It is reported that the shark bit off a chunk of the surfboard, but the man was not injured during the attack. He

Second Fatal Shark Attack in Seychelles

Second Fatal Shark Attack in Seychelles

Honeymoon Briton killed by shark 16th August 2011, Southend Standard. A British national has been killed in a suspected shark attack in the Seychelles. The Foreign Office confirmed the death of a Briton on the islands where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently had their honeymoon. The Daily Telegraph reported that the 30-year-old victim

Shark bitten body found in Brazil

Shark bitten body found in Brazil

Shark Year Magazine, 15 August 2011. On August 1, lifeguards have found the shark-bitten body of 14-year-old Gabriel Alves dos Santos who went missing while swimming at Pina beach on July 31. The boy disappeared near the site where his body was found. On the day of his disappearance, the fire department filed this incident

Shark attack at Myrtle Beach South Carolina on 7 year old boy

Shark attack at Myrtle Beach South Carolina on 7 year old boy

** Unconfirmed shark attack at Myrtle Beach South Carolina on 7 year old boy *** Boy possibly bitten by shark in Myrtle Beach A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a possible shark bite. Myrtle Beach police say they’re not sure if it was a shark or another type of fish

Boy possibly bitten by shark in Myrtle Beach

Boy possibly bitten by shark in Myrtle Beach

by Victoria Spechko, Carolina Live. 15 August 2011. A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a possible shark bite. Myrtle Beach police say they’re not sure if it was a shark or another type of fish. The child had several puncture wounds to the bottom of one foot. The lifeguard nearby said

Man bitten by shark off Beaufort Inlet North Carolina

Man bitten by shark off Beaufort Inlet North Carolina

S.C. man treated after shark bite Morehead city — HELEN OUTLAND, August 11, 2011. A South Carolina man was rushed to shore about 3 p.m. Thursday after he was bitten by a bull Shark 13 miles off Beaufort Inlet. Donnie White, 54, of Lexington, was on a family fishing trip aboard the Sea Jewel, a

French diver dies after suspected shark attack in Seychelles

French diver dies after suspected shark attack in Seychelles

French diver dies after suspected shark attack in Seychelles

Surfer attacked by shark in South Africa

Surfer attacked by shark in South Africa

22 July 2011, News24. Cape Town – An East London man is recovering in a local hospital after being attacked by a shark while surfing at Cinsta East on Friday morning, a National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson told News24. “Before 10:00 a 27-year-old local male surfing at Cinsta East was bitten on the lower

Juvenile Shark Attempts to Tandem Surf At Four Doors

Juvenile Shark Attempts to Tandem Surf At Four Doors

Juvenile Shark Attempts to Tandem Surf At “Four Doors” Shark Research Committee San Onofre State Beach — On June 24, 2011 Doug Green was surfing ‘Four Doors’ at San Onofre State Beach. It was 1:30 PM and he had been on the water 1.5 hours. He was 300 meters from shore over a rocky bottom 10

Shark bites 5 year old girl off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina USA

Shark bites 5 year old girl off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina USA

Shark bites 5-year-old off Ocracoke Island A five-year-old is hospitalized following a shark attack off Ocracoke Island, according to Hyde County authorities. Emergency crews responded to a shark bite call just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Hyde County Deputy Emergency Services Director, Brian Carter, said in a news release, “Bystanders described what appeared to be a

Shark bites Boy in Texas Shawn Hamilton

Shark bites Boy in Texas  Shawn Hamilton

19 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. On 07 July 2011, 14-year-old Shawn Hamilton was bitten by a shark during a family fishing trip at Mustang Island.     It’s a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Nueces County, Texas. The teenager was standing in waist-deep water and fishing with a live croaker for bait when the

Another Shark Attack in Reunion

Another Shark Attack in Reunion

19 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. The information site ‘Linfo’ is reporting about another shark attack that occurred in Reunion Island recently. On 15 July at ca. 5 pm, a kayaker allegedly had a close encounter with a shark off the beach of Brisants in Saint-Gilles. The predator attacked the hull of the kayak, but

Florida Visitor attacked by a shark off Grand Bahama

Florida Visitor attacked by a shark off Grand Bahama

Submitted by Royal Bahamas Police Force Wednesday, 13 July 2011 This afternoon, Wednesday 13th July, 2011, a 54 year old resident of Florida, a visitor to the island is hospitalised after being attacked by a shark shortly before 1:00pm today in waters off Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. Initial reports are that the American was diving

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