Attacks & Incidents

Reunion Shark Hunt has begun

Reunion Shark Hunt has begun

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 27. September 2011 – The authorities in Reunion Island have ordered to conduct a shark-fishing-operation to protect local ‘leisure activities’ and the ‘work at sea’. – The shark fishing operation has begun on 27. September 2011 ( 0.00 hrs. ) and will end on 29. September 2011 ( 23.59 hrs.).

Boy bitten by shark in South Carolina

Boy bitten by shark in South Carolina

The Associated Press, 26 September 2011 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The family of a 5-year-old Walkersville, Md., boy says he was bitten in the leg by a shark off North Myrtle Beach, but authorities aren’t sure what kind of animal bit the child. Tom Gilbert told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that he

Update on the Situation in Reunion Island

Update on the Situation in Reunion Island

Shark attack victim still not found   Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 25.09.2011 According to zinfos974 (published on Sept 24), the following information was reported by ‘Radio Freedom’ and later confirmed by François Boulangier, who is the captain of the Fire Department in Saint-Paul. As part of the underwater search for the remains of the

Shark attacks canoe paddler in Hawaii

Shark attacks canoe paddler in Hawaii

Shark attacks canoe paddler in Hawaii Tom Bartlett

Shark Bite Suspected in Spear Fisherman’s Injury

Shark Bite Suspected in Spear Fisherman’s Injury

Longboat Key man was flown to Bayfront Medical Center.   By Toni Whitt, BradentonPatch, 24. September 2011. A Longboat Key man was flown to Bayfront Medical Center after he was apparently bitten by a shark while spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Wickersham, 21, was searfishing with

Man dies after attack by shark at Mama Ngina drive in Kenya

Man dies after attack by shark at Mama Ngina drive in Kenya

Please see also our previous post / video : Boy dies after shark attack in Kenya The Star, by MAUREEN MUDI 19 September 2011 IT was a tragic weekend in Mombasa when a youth was attacked by a bull shark while swimming in the Indian Ocean at Mama Ngina public beach. The unidentified youth had

Fatal Shark Attack in Reunion Island

Fatal Shark Attack in Reunion Island

Fatal Shark Attack in Reunion Island

Boy dies after shark attack in Kenya

Boy dies after shark attack in Kenya

A 16-year-old boy whose leg had been bitten off by a shark, has died at the Coast General Hospital. The boy was swimming at the shores of the Indian Ocean, near Mama Ngina Drive

Man Attacked By Shark In New Smyrna Beach

Man Attacked By Shark In New Smyrna Beach

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A surfer at New Smyrna Beach suffered one of the worst shark bites on Friday that beach patrol said it has ever seen. arm was shredded by the shark.

Humboldt County surfer escapes shark attack – No Injury Shark incident

Humboldt County surfer escapes shark attack – No Injury Shark incident

A shark attack popular Humboldt Bay surfing spot surfer shaken but unhurt underlines time of year that white sharks showing in greater numbers North Coast of California.

Kite-surfer bitten by shark in Papua New Guinea

Kite-surfer bitten by shark in Papua New Guinea

Shark Year Magazine, 12. September 2011. Thomas Viot (30) was attacked by a shark while kite-surfing near Port Moresby, the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea (PNG). According to ‘News 24’, the incident occurred on a reef at Hula, south of the PNG capital on Sunday afternoon. The French diplomat who is working

Shark bites surfer’s board in Hawaii

Shark bites surfer’s board in Hawaii

Beach reopened after shark bites surfer’s board By Star-Advertiser staff Sep 05, 2011 Federal lifeguards reopened Nimitz Beach Monday morning after a shark attack damaged a surfer’s board on Sunday. The incident happened about noon Sunday as a surfer was paddling on a 10-foot board about 50 yards from shore, according to Ocean Safety personnel.

Seychelles takes action to prevent shark attacks

Seychelles takes action to prevent shark attacks

This is an update on the previous post  Experts recommend nets after Seychelles shark attacks Shark Year Magazine, 06. September 2011 The Seychelles authorities are taking actions to prevent further shark attacks by implementing the recommendations of the South African shark experts. According to the information site linfo.re, the first provisional shark (exclusion?) nets have

Bodyboarder killed by shark in Western Australia

Bodyboarder killed by shark in Western Australia

A SHARK attacked killed Kyle Burdena 21-year-old bodyboarder South-West. Surfer killed by a shark at Bunker Bay tip of Cape Naturaliste popular surf spot called The Farm.

Shark bites Surfer in Florida

Shark bites Surfer in Florida

Shark Year Magazine, 04 September 2011 A shark attack occurred Friday morning (Sept. 2nd) near New Smyrna Beach’s South Jetty. NSB News is reporting that Daniel True (19) was bitten on his right foot at 11 a.m. while wading in 4-feet of water with his board. The surfer was able to get to shore where