Attacks & Incidents

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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

Possible Attack Incident in Italy

Possible Attack Incident in Italy

(ANSAmed) – CAGLIARI, April 7 – It will take at least 60 days at the medical examiner Roberto Demontis to figure out if they were the two deep wounds in the hip and shoulder, compatible with the attack of a shark, to cause the death of Eugenio Masala, the sub Cagliari 43 years (resident in

Woman dies after suspected shark attack in Hawaii

Woman dies after suspected shark attack in Hawaii

News Release County of Maui, Hawaii 29. April 2015 ——————— Woman Appears Victim of Shark Attack MAKENA, MAUI – At 8:58 a.m. this morning firefighters received a call for an unresponsive female pulled from the water. Wailea firefighters arrived at 9:12 a.m. at a popular surf spot known as ‘Dumps’, about a mile south of

Surfer in critical condition after shark attack at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln SA

Surfer in critical condition after shark attack at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln SA

News Release South Australia Police 25. April 2015 ——————– Update: Man critical after shark attack – Fishery Bay A man has been airlifted to Adelaide in a critical condition following a shark attack at Fishery Bay this morning about 40kms south of Port Lincoln At about 9.50am Police and South Australian Ambulance Service were called

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

La Réunion: Bull shark likely responsible for fatal attack on teenage surfer

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. April 2015 This is an update on the fatal shark attack which occurred on 12. April 2015 off the headland of Pointe des Aigrettes, located close to Saint-Gilles in the commune of Saint-Paul. We already reported on this incident shortly after its occurrence, here. A forensic medical expertise

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Réunion Island: Teenage Boy Killed in Shark Attack off Cap Homard

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 12. April 2015 A 13-year-old surfer (other source: bodyboarder) was killed by a shark this morning on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the waters near Cap Homard which is located in the commune of Saint-Paul on the

Man suffered suspected shark bite at McKenzies Beach, NSW

Man suffered suspected shark bite at McKenzies Beach, NSW

News Release Surf Life Saving, New South Wales 11. April 2015 —————- Statement Regarding Reported Shark Encounter at McKenzies Beach A number of beaches along the State’s Far South Coast will remain closed on Saturday afternoon following reports that a man suffered a suspected shark bite while paddleboarding at McKenzies Beach. The incident at the

Hawaii beach closed after tiger shark incident

Hawaii beach closed after tiger shark incident

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 18. March 2015 ————————– HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK CLOSED DUE TO SHARK BITE HONOLULU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources and county lifeguards closed Hapuna Beach State Park today following an incident just before noon, in which a 58 year old male

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

French Polynesia: Child bitten by shark in Bora Bora

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 18. March 2015 On Monday, March 16, late in the morning around 10 a.m., a 9-year-old child was bitten on the hand by a shark in Bora Bora which belongs the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The boy was accompanied by his mother when the

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

2014 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 27. February 2015 About 60 sharks killed in Réunion Island’s fishing program in 2014 Last September, we published a post about the protective shark fishing programs ‘Cap Requin’and ‘Valo Requins’ in Réunion Island. The related article can be found here: 29th Shark killed on Drumline in Reunion Island. The

11 ft Tiger shark said to be involved in latest fatal attack in La Reunion

11 ft Tiger shark said to be involved in latest fatal attack in La Reunion

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 17. February 2015 Local sources have released the identity of the young woman killed in a shark attack in the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion last saturday ( 14. Feb 2015 ). Twenty-two years old Talon Bishop died from ‘multiple bites’, one of which severed the femoral artery.

Reunion Island: Woman dies in shark attack at l’Etang Salé

Reunion Island: Woman dies in shark attack at l’Etang Salé

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 15. February 2015 On 14. February 2015 at around 6:40 pm, a young woman in her early 20’s was seriously injured in a shark attack in Reunion Island. The incident occurred while the victim was swimming with her friend close to shore at a beach in l’Etang Salé on

Great white shark involved in fatal attack on surfer at Ballina NSW

Great white shark involved in fatal attack on surfer at Ballina NSW

Latest Media Release NSW Police Force 11. February 2015 ———————– Great White Shark responsible for fatal attack – Ballina Police have been told a Great White Shark was responsible for the death of a surfer at Ballina this week. A 41-year-old man, Tadashi Nakahara, a Japanese national who had been living and working in Ballina,

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