Attacks & Incidents

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NSW: Body boarder suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected shark attack

NSW: Body boarder suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected shark attack

Media Release NSW Police Force 22. August 2015 ———————— Man injured following suspected shark attack – Lighthouse Beach A body boarder has suffered life-threatening injuries following a suspected shark attack at Lighthouse Beach this afternoon. About 5.10pm (Saturday 22 August 2015), a 38-year-old man was body boarding in the water with a friend about 400m

Hammerhead Shark Bites Diver Off San Diego Coast

Hammerhead Shark Bites Diver Off San Diego Coast

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 13. August 2015 ————————- Coast Guard medevacs man 100 miles west of San Diego SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 58-year-old man from a passenger vessel approximately 100 miles west of San Diego, Monday. At 8:10 a.m., Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the

In Response to Recent Shark Attacks, NSW Increases Surveillance and Shark Tagging

In Response to Recent Shark Attacks, NSW Increases Surveillance and Shark Tagging

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 14. August 2015 ——————— INCREASED SURVEILLANCE AND TAGGING TO HELP REDUCE RISK OF SHARK ATTACKS Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced increased surveillance and shark tagging will start today, as part of a suite of measures in response to a

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Media Release NSW Police Force 31. July 2015 —————- Shark attack – Evans Head A man has been injured following a suspected shark attack on the state’s north coast. Around 6.20am today (Friday 31 July 2015), police were called to Main Beach, Evans Head, after a surfer was attacked by what is believed to have

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

News Release Clayton Mitchell, New Zealand First Party 25. July 2015 ——————— A recreational scallop diver killed today by a Great White Shark in Tasmania highlights the risk commercial divers face in Stewart Island and the callous disregard shown by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, to Stewart Islanders who want cage diving stopped. “The Minister ignored

WA Government to fund new Shark Enclosures at Middleton Beach and Sorrento Beach

WA Government to fund new Shark Enclosures at Middleton Beach and Sorrento Beach

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 20. July 2015 ————————— Locations for next beach enclosures announced The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA Sorrento Beach in the north and Middleton Beach in Albany to get funding for new swimming enclosures In addition to enclosures already funded for Dunsborough

South Africa: Surfing Competition Called Off Following Shark Incident

South Africa: Surfing Competition Called Off Following Shark Incident

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 19. July 2015 ————— Caution urged in Jeffreys Bay following shark encounter: NSRI are urging bathers and surfers to exercise caution in the waters of Jeffreys Bay following an incident where a surfer had a near encounter with a shark while he was surfing in the J-Bay Open

North Carolina: Two shark bite incidents in two days reported in Dare County

North Carolina: Two shark bite incidents in two days reported in Dare County

News Releases U.S. National Park Service ——- Date: June 26, 2015 Visitor Injured in Shark Encounter  Avon, NC — At about 11:41 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) received a report from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center of a person apparently injured by a shark approximately one mile

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 27. June 2015 ————— Surfer suffers leg amputation in shark encounter Declan Nurse, NSRI Knysna deputy station station commander, said: “At 14h38, Saturday, 27th June, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a surfer bitten by a shark while surfing at Buffels Bay, between Knysna and

South Africa: Surfer survives shark encounter in Plettenberg Bay – 26. June 2015

South Africa: Surfer survives shark encounter in Plettenberg Bay – 26. June 2015

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 26. June 2015 ————— Young man survives shark encounter Deon Truter, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: “At 17h10, Friday, 26th June, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports from eye-witnesses of surfers congregating around a surfer in the surf zone off Look Out Beach, Plettenberg Bay.  The eye-witnesses

Suspected Shark Incident near WA Town of Denmark

Suspected Shark Incident near WA Town of Denmark

News Release SharkSmart 24 June 2015 ————— Possible Shark Incident at Denmark, near Surf Club Update:  The Department of Fisheries is currently assisting WA Police with a possible shark incident involving a 37 year-old Denmark woman, at Ocean Beach off Western Australia’s south coast this morning. It’s understood the woman was surfing with her husband

Florida student punches shark to escape attack

Florida student punches shark to escape attack

COCOA BEACH, Fla., May 11 (UPI) — A University of Central Florida student said he only needed 18 stitches after warding off a shark attack by punching the predator in the face. Josh Green said he was swimming about 3 p.m. Thursday at Cocoa Beach when he felt something grab onto his ankle. “I didn’t

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Man killed by shark in southern New Caledonia

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 10. May 2015 Local media sources are reporting that a man has died following a shark attack in New Caledonia on Saturday, 09. May 2015. The incident took place near Kouaré which is an islet located in the south of the archipelago. According to media reports, the man was

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

Cape Town man injured in white shark incident near Port St Johns

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 03. May, 2015 ——————— Shark incident On Saturday 2 May, Rob Nettleton took a normal party of sightseers out on his private boat OFFSHORE 1. The trip was arranged to accommodate local backpacker sightseeing tour operator, 29 year old Mathieu Dasnois, from Cape Town. He has been living

Shark attack at Salt Water beach NSW

Shark attack at Salt Water beach NSW

News Release Manning-Great Lakes LAC – NSW Police Force 3. May 2015 ————— Manning Great Lakes Police and New South Wales Ambulance Service were called to a shark attack at Salt Water beach. About 2.40pm a Cundletown man was surfing at Salt Water beach about 60 metres from shore when a shark has taken hold

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