Attacks & Incidents

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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