0000.0214

Case Number 0000.0214 Date Ca. 214 B.C. Year 0 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Ionian Sea Location Manomet Point, Plymouth, Plymouth County Activity Ascending from a dive Name Tharsys, a sponge diver Sex M Age 18 Injury FATAL, shark/s bit him in two Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h30 Species White shark, 12' Investigator or Source Reported by Greek poet, Leonidas of Tarentum (228 B.
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0000.0336

Case Number 0000.0336 Date Ca. 336.B.C.. Year 0 Type Unprovoked Country GREECE Area Piraeus Location In the haven of Cantharus Activity Washing his pig in preparation for a religious ceremony Name A candidate for initiation Sex M Age 29 Injury FATAL, shark "bit off all lower parts of him up to the belly"
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0000.0493

Case Number 0000.0493 Date 493 B.C. Year 0 Type Sea Disaster Country GREECE Area Off Thessaly Location Between Palm & Salerno Inlets, Martin County Activity Shipwrecked Persian Fleet Name Navy seaman Sex M Age 19 Injury Herodotus tells of sharks attacking men in the water Fatal (Y/N) N Time Dawn Species Tiger shark, 2.
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0000.0725

Case Number 0000.0725 Date Ca. 725 B.C. Year 0 Type Sea Disaster Country ITALY Area Tyrrhenian Sea Location Vase found during excavations at Lacco Ameno, Ischia Activity Spearfishing Name male Sex M Age 19 Injury Vase depicts shipwrecked sailors, one of whom is being attacked by a shark Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h56 Species 6' shark Investigator or Source V.
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0005.00.00

Case Number0005.00.00
DateCa. 5 A.D.
Year5
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationBondi
ActivityTrying to catch a wounded bird
Namemale
SexM
Age60
InjuryAboriginal rock carving depicts man being attacked by a shark
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time11h00
SpeciesWobbegong shark, 60cm
Investigator or SourceWaverly Library
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0077.00.00

Case Number 0077.00.00 Date 77 A.D. Year 77 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Ionian Sea Location Hollywood Beach, Broward County Activity Sponge diving Name males Sex M Age 8 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species Shark involvement not confirmed Investigator or Source Perils mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23 A.
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0500.00.00

Case Number 0500.00.00 Date Circa 500 A.D. Year 500 Type Unprovoked Country MEXICO Area Hawaii Location Hollywood Beach, just above Mattapoisett Harbor, Buzzards Bay Activity Surfing Name male Sex F Age 14 Injury Foot severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time 09h40 Species Tawny nurse shark Investigator or Source J.
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1543.00.00

Case Number 1543.00.00 Date Ca. 1543 Year 1543 Type Unprovoked Country VENEZUELA Area Magarita or Cubagua Islands Location Ocracoke, Hyde County Activity Pearl diving Name Indian slave Sex M Age 16 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 17h45 Species Tooth fragments recovered from hull Investigator or Source J.
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1554.00.00

Case Number 1554.00.00 Date Ca. 1554 Year 1554 Type Unprovoked Country FRANCE Area Nice & Marseilles Location St. Crispin Reef Activity Dangling feet in the water Name males (wearing armor) Sex M Age 38 Injury Left knee & leg bitten Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time 13h42 Species Possibly white sharks Investigator or Source G.
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1555.00.00

Case Number 1555.00.00 Date 1555 Year 1555 Type Unprovoked Country BRAZIL Area Florida Location Tangier Sound, Somerset County Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age mid-30s Injury Lacerations to lower leg & foot Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time Afternoon Species Tiger shark, 5 m [16.
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1580.01.10.R

Case Number 1580.01.10.R Date Letter dated 10-Jan-1580 Year 1580 Type Unprovoked Country Between PORTUGAL & INDIA Area New South Wales Location Upolu Point, North Kohala, Big Island Activity Man fell overboard from ship. Those on board threw a rope to him with a wooden block & were pulling him to the ship Name male Sex M Age 17 Injury FATAL.
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1595.00.00

Case Number 1595.00.00 Date 1595 Year 1595 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area Kerala Location River Cochin Activity Ship lay at anchor & man was working on its rudder Name male Sex M Age 25 Injury Leg severed mid-thigh, hand severed, arm above elbow and part of buttocks.
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1617.00.00.R

Case Number 1617.00.00.R Date Reported 1617 Year 1617 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area West Bengal Location Ganges Delta Activity Scuba diving Name Indian people Sex M Age 11 Injury Lacerations to left forearm Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time 13h00 Species Possibly a blacktip reef shark Investigator or Source H.
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1637.00.00.R

Case Number 1637.00.00.R Date Reported 1637 Year 1637 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area West Bengal Location Hooghly River mouth Activity Wading Name Hindu pilgrims Sex M Age 19 Injury Bitten by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENT Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time 16h30 Species Grey nurse shark, 2.
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1638.00.00.R

Case Number1638.00.00.R
DateReported 1638
Year1638
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMALAYSIA
AreaQueensland
LocationPyramids Beach, Port Bouvard
ActivityRowing
Namesailors
SexM
Age5
InjuryThe 2.9 m [9.5'] shark never made contact with him. No attack, no injury.
Fatal (Y/N)UNKNOWN
Time12h00
Species5' to 6' shark
Investigator or SourceSir Thomas Herbert
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1642.00.00

Case Number1642.00.00
Date1642
Year1642
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaNew York
LocationBetween Manhattan and The Bronx
ActivitySwimming
NameAntony Van Corlear
SexM
Age17
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time--
SpeciesPossibly a small blacktip shark
Investigator or SourceKnickerbocker's History of New York, by Washington Irving
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1642.00.00.B

Case Number 1642.00.00.b Date Late 1600s Reported 1728 Year 1642 Type Invalid Country GUINEA Area Torres Strait Location Off Masonboro Island, New Hanover County Activity Went overboard Name crew member of the Nieuwstadt Sex M Age 19 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species 1m shark Investigator or Source History of the Pyrates, by D.
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1700.00.00.A

Case Number 1700.00.00.a Date 1700s Year 1700 Type Unprovoked Country BARBADOS Area Florida Location New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County Activity Bathing Name seaman from the York Sex M Age 77 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 16h05 Species Shark involvement not confirmed Investigator or Source Tioga Eagle, 10.
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1700.00.00.B

Case Number 1700.00.00.b Date 1700s Year 1700 Type Unprovoked Country FRANCE Area CÙte d'Azur Location Antibes Activity Bathing Name seaman Sex M Age 25 Injury Leg severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time 03h45 - 04h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source A.
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1700.00.00.C

Case Number 1700.00.00.c Date 1700s Year 1700 Type Unprovoked Country FRANCE Area Western Cape Province Location Nice Activity Spearfishing Name child Sex M Age 68 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 11h00 Species Shark involvement unconfirmed Investigator or Source A.
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1703.03.26

Case Number 1703.03.26 Date 26-Mar-1703 Year 1703 Type Unprovoked Country BARBADOS Area Southwest coast Location Carlisle Bay Activity Swimming Name Samuel Jennings, a deserter from the British frigate Milford Sex M Age 19 Injury Hand and foot severely bitten, surgically amputated Fatal (Y/N) N Time Night Species 5 mm 3500 kg female shark Investigator or Source W.
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1721.06.00

Case Number 1721.06.00 Date June 1721 Year 1721 Type Unprovoked Country ITALY Area Sardinia Location Ponte della Maddelena, Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 15 Injury FATAL, partial remains recovered from sharkís gut Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h00 Species White shark, 1600-lb female Investigator or Source F.
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1733.00.00

Case Number 1733.00.00 Date 1733 Year 1733 Type Invalid Country ICELAND Area Bardestrand Location Talkknefiord Activity Fishing Name The valet of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Sex M Age 43 Injury Partial hominid remains recovered from shark, probable drowning and scavenging Fatal (Y/N) N Time 08h00 Species Tiger shark Investigator or Source E.
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1738.04.06.R

Case Number 1738.04.06.R Date Reported 06-Apr-1738 Year 1738 Type Unprovoked Country ITALY Area Sicily Location Strait of Messina Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 31 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h00 Species 3.7 m [12'] shark Investigator or Source C.
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1742.12.17

Case Number 1742.12.17 Date 17-Dec-1742 Year 1742 Type Unprovoked Country SOUTH AFRICA Area Florida Location Carlisle Bay Activity Swimming Name 2 impressed seamen Sex M Age 17 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species Bull shark Investigator or Source C.
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1748.00.00

Case Number 1748.00.00 Date 1748 Year 1748 Type Unprovoked Country PANAMA Area Las Perlas archipelago Location Taboga & Isla del Rey Activity Pearl diving Name African slaves Sex M Age 27 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 04h00 Species 1.8 m to 2.
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1749.00.00

Case Number1749.00.00
Date1749
Year1749
TypeUnprovoked
CountryCUBA
AreaHavana Province
LocationHavana Harbor
ActivitySwimming
NameBrook Watson
SexM
Age14
InjuryRight leg severed at knee. In 1796 he became Lord Mayor of London. In 1778 he commissioned American artist, John Singleton Copley, to paint the incident: Watson and the Shark
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeBefore daybreak
SpeciesWhite shark, 3 m [10']rk
Investigator or SourceGSAF
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1755.00.00

Case Number 1755.00.00 Date 1755 Year 1755 Type Unprovoked Country SWEDEN Area Skagerrak arm of the North Sea Location Bohusl‰n Activity Swimming Name Fishermen Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL, right arm severed, chest punctured Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time 12h45 Species 8' to 10' shark Investigator or Source C.
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1758.00.00

Case Number 1758.00.00 Date 1758 Year 1758 Type Unprovoked Country MEDITERRANEAN SEA Area Binh Dinh Province Location Fullerís Bay Activity Fell overboard from a frigate & was swallowed by a shark. The captain fired a gun at the shark, and "the creature cast the man out of his throat." Name sailor Sex M Age 13 Injury "
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1764.00.00

Case Number 1764.00.00 Date 1764 Year 1764 Type Unprovoked Country SPAIN Area Florida Location Guadalquivir River Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 34 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species 6' to 8' shark, possibly a tiger shark Investigator or Source C.
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1767.00.00

Case Number 1767.00.00 Date 1767 Year 1767 Type Invalid Country FRANCE Area CÙte d'Azur Location St. Tropez Activity Bathing Name Samuel Matthews Sex M Age 16 Injury Lacerations to arm & leg Fatal (Y/N) N Time 19h28 Species Description of shark does not ring true Investigator or Source Pinchot in To the South Seas, citing M.
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1771.07.12.R

Case Number 1771.07.12.R Date Reported 12-Jul-1771 Year 1771 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Hawaii Location Damiscotte Activity Fishing Name male Sex M Age 32 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species Silky shark, 6.5' Investigator or Source C.
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1776.00.00.B

Case Number 1776.00.00.b Date 1776 Year 1776 Type Boat Country GREENLAND Area Andros Islands Location False Bay Activity Surf skiing Name Occupants of skin boats Sex M Age 51 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h30 Species White sharks Investigator or Source T.
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1776.00.00.R

Case Number 1776.00.00.R Date Reported 1776 Year 1776 Type Unprovoked Country GUINEA Area California Location Shrewsbury River, Monmouth County Activity Murder Name African slave Sex M Age 19 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 19h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source T.
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1779.00.00

Case Number 1779.00.00 Date 1779 Year 1779 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Hawaii Location Maliu, Hawai'i Activity Surfing Name Nu'u-anu-pa'a hu Sex M Age young Injury FATAL, buttock lacerated Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h45 Species Oceanic whitetip shark Investigator or Source G.
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1785.09.26.R

Case Number 1785.09.26.R Date Reported 26-Sep-1785 Year 1785 Type Unprovoked Country ENGLAND Area Sussex Location Brighton Activity Walking out of the water after surfing Name Brian Audas Sex M Age 29 Injury Human remains recovered from shark Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 18h00 Species Tiger shark?
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1787.07.05

Case Number 1787.07.05 Date 05-Jul-1787 Year 1787 Type Unprovoked Country St Helena Area Florida Location Landing Place Activity Swimming Name Private Isaac Hicksled Sex M Age 26 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 08h10 Species 3.3 m [10'9"] shark Investigator or Source H.
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1788.05.10

Case Number 1788.05.10 Date 10-May-1788 Year 1788 Type Boat Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Sydney Harbor Activity Fishing Name boat Sex M Age 23 Injury No injury to occupants, shark bit oar and rudder Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h30 Species Lemon shark Investigator or Source G.
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1791.00.00

Case Number 1791.00.00 Date 1791 Year 1791 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Port Jackson Activity Surfing Name female, an Australian aboriginal Sex F Age 50 Injury FATAL, "bitten in two" Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 15h30 Species blacktip or spinner shark Investigator or Source G.
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1800.00.00

Case Number 1800.00.00 Date 1800 Year 1800 Type Unprovoked Country SEYCHELLES Area St. Anne Location Playa La CabaÒa Activity a corsair's boat was overturned Name inflatable rescue boat. Occupants: Lauren Johnson &. Kris O'Neill Sex F Age 52 Injury FATAL, all onboard were killed by sharks Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Night Species 2.
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1803.03.00

Case Number 1803.03.00 Date Mar-1803 Year 1803 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Western Australia Location Hamelin Harbour, at Faure Island Activity Surfing Name M. Lefevre & a sailor (rescuer) Sex M Age (adult) Injury Shark knocked him down & tore clothing of the rescuer Fatal (Y/N) N Time 11h45 Species Possibly a juvenile blacktip or spinner shark Investigator or Source F.
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1804.02.26.R

Case Number1804.02.26.R
DateReported 26-Feb-1804
Year1804
TypeBoat
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationGeorges Head, off Port Jackson
ActivityCrouching in 2' of water
Nameboat
SexF
Age27
InjuryNo injury to occupants
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time10h00
Speciesblacktip or spinner shark
Investigator or SourceSydney Gazette, 2/26/1804
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1805.09.00

Case Number 1805.09.00 Date Sep-1805 Year 1805 Type Invalid Country USA Area New York Location Sag Harbor, Suffolk County Activity Standing Name Captain Sanna Sex M Age 29 Injury human remains (male) found in sharkís gut Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 20h30 Species Tiger shark, 1.
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1807.01.12

Case Number 1807.01.12 Date 12-Jan-1807 Year 1807 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Cockle Bay, Sydney Harbour Activity Spearfishing Name male Sex M Age 13 Injury Survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 09h30 / 10h00 Species White shark, 4.
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1811.03.01

Case Number1811.03.01
Date01-Mar-1811
Year1811
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNorth Carolina
LocationSouthwestern Pacific Base
ActivityFell overboard
NameJohn Walker
SexM
Age42
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h30
SpeciesBlacktail reef shark
Investigator or SourceJournal of Captain Marryat
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1812.07.00

Case Number 1812.07.00 Date May 1812 Year 1812 Type Unprovoked Country ENGLAND Area Devon Location Mill Bay Activity Swimming Name soldier from the Lancashire militia Sex M Age 60 Injury Both legs injured Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h00 Species Thought to involve a porbeagle or mako shark Investigator or Source C.
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1816.09.03.R

Case Number1816.09.03.R
DateReported 03-Sept-1816
Year1816
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaRhode Island
LocationBristol Harbor
ActivitySwimming
Namemale
SexM
Age59
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time11h30
Speciesa school of sharks
Investigator or SourceConnecticut Courant, 9/3/1816
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1817.02.22

Case Number 1817.02.22 Date 22-Feb-1817 Year 1817 Type Unprovoked Country SRI LANKA Area California Location Gulf of Mannar Activity Conch diver Name male Sex M Age 23 Injury Abdomen bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 13h00 Species 1.8 m [6'] shark Investigator or Source J.
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1817.05.11

Case Number 1817.05.11 Date 11-May-1817 Year 1817 Type Unprovoked Country SRI LANKA Area Western Province Location Colombo Activity Swimming Name William May Sex M Age 22 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Evening Species Broadnose sevengill shark Investigator or Source Edinburgh Advertiser.
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1817.06.15

Case Number 1817.06.15 Date 15-Jun-1817 Year 1817 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area Maharashtra Location Bombay (now Mumbai) Activity Swimming Name Charles Anderson Sex M Age 16 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Evening Species Bull shark, 4' to 5' Investigator or Source Edinburgh Advertiser.
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1817.06.24

Case Number1817.06.24
Date24-Jun-1817
Year1817
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaSouth Carolina
LocationCharleston Harbor, Charleston County
ActivitySwimming
NameJemmy
SexM
Age15
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeMorning
Species1.5 m [5'] shark
Investigator or SourceThe Times, 6/25/1817
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1818.05.22.R

Case Number 1818.05.22.R Date Reported 22-May-1818 Year 1818 Type Invalid Country NORWAY Area New Territories Location Her¯y Activity Observing a shark feeding on a carcass of a humpback whale Name male Sex M Age 10 Injury Probable drowning Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h00 Species small sharks Investigator or Source C.
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1819.07.08.R

Case Number 1819.07.08.R Date Reported 08-Jul-1819 Year 1819 Type Invalid Country SPAIN Area New South Wales Location Cadiz Activity Fishing, boat capsized Name male Sex M Age 77 Injury No injury / No attack Fatal (Y/N) N Time 09h11 Species 4' to 5' shark Investigator or Source C.
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1822.04.15

Case Number 1822.04.15 Date 15-Apr-1822 Year 1822 Type Unprovoked Country NIGERIA Area Rivers State Location Bonny River Activity Fishing Name slaves Sex M Age 43 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species Tiger shark, 14' Investigator or Source Times of London, 8/5/1822, p.
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1825.00.00

Case Number 1825.00.00 Date Ca . 1825 Year 1825 Type Invalid Country AUSTRALIA Area Western Australia Location South Bruny Island Activity Surfing Name Nelson Sex M Age 34 Injury Arms severed, but he survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 10h55 Species White shark, 5.
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1825.00.00.B

Case Number 1825.00.00.b Date 1820s Year 1825 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Tasmania Location Sweet Water Point, Pitt Water Activity Swimming Name "Amphibious Jack" male Sex M Age 14 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h30 Species 3.7 m [12'] shark Investigator or Source C.
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1826.08.28

Case Number 1826.08.28 Date 28-Aug-1826 Year 1826 Type Sea Disaster Country CUBA Area South Carolina Location Honomuni, Moloka'i Activity HBM Magpie foundered in a squall Name Lieutenant Edward Smith Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 10h00 Species White shark, 3.
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1826.11.00

Case Number1826.11.00
DateCa. Nov-1826
Year1826
TypeUnprovoked
CountryGHANA
AreaCape Coast
LocationFraser Island
ActivityBathing
Namea seaman from HM Redwing
SexM
Age18
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time07h15
SpeciesTiger shark
Investigator or SourceSydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 7/25/1827
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1826.12.00

Case Number1826.12.00
DateDec-1826
Year1826
TypeUnprovoked
CountryBRAZIL
AreaParaiba
LocationParaiba
ActivitySurfing
Namea seaman from the ship Beverly
SexM
Age39
InjuryLeg severed
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time12h00
SpeciesReported to involve a white shark
Investigator or SourceBook of the Ocean
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1827.00.00

Case Number 1827.00.00 Date 1827 Year 1827 Type Unprovoked Country EGYPT Area Western Area Location Alexandria Activity Bathing Name Two men Sex M Age 48 Injury Remains of the men were recovered from a +17-foot shark Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h39 Species Tiger shark, 7' Investigator or Source C.
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1827.01.11.R

Case Number 1827.01.11.R Date Reported 11-Jan-1827 Year 1827 Type Unprovoked Country JAMAICA Area North Carolina Location Jacksonville, Duval County Activity Jumped overboard Name Thomas Laurington Sex M Age 33 & 37 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 19h00-20h00 Species "a small shark"
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1827.06.00.A

Case Number 1827.06.00.a Date Jun-1827 Year 1827 Type Unprovoked Country SIERRA LEONE Area Western Area Location Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River Activity Swimming Name William Davis, of the ship Thomas Gelston Sex M Age 15 Injury Davis' leg was severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time Morning Species Bronze whaler shark Investigator or Source Edinburgh Advertiser.
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1827.06.00.B

Case Number 1827.06.00.b Date Jun-1827 Year 1827 Type Unprovoked Country SIERRA LEONE Area Western Area Location Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River Activity Swimming Name A boy, one of the crew of the ship Thomas Gelston Sex M Age 16 Injury The boy's foot was bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time A.
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1828.00.00

Case Number 1828.00.00 Date 1828 Year 1828 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Hawaii Location Uo, Lahaina, Maui Activity Surfing Name Male Sex M Age 53 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 15h00 Species Bull shark, 6' Investigator or Source J.
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1828.09.28

Case Number 1828.09.28 Date 28-Sep-1828 Year 1828 Type Unprovoked Country SIERRA LEONE Area Western Area Location River Sierra Leone, 35 miles upriver from Freetown Activity British ship, Britannia, was loading lumber. He was bathing Name Thomas Corrigle, an apprentice from the ship Sex M Age 17 Injury Left arm severed 2.
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1829.00.00

Case Number1829.00.00
Date1829
Year1829
TypeSea Disaster
CountryCARIBBEAN SEA
AreaSouth Carolina
LocationBetween St. Bart's and Saba
ActivityWreck of the schooner Driver
NameNed & Pawn
SexM
Age16
InjuryFATAL x 2
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h35
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceThe Times, 12/14/1829
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1829.07.03.R

Case Number1829.07.03.R
DateReported 03-Jul-1829
Year1829
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySIERRA LEONE
AreaWestern Area
LocationKralievica
ActivitySurfing
NameThomas Cargill
SexM
Age20s
InjuryBoth hands severed
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time09h55
Species2.4 m [8'] shark
Investigator or SourceHagerstown Mail, 7/3/1829
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1830.04.30

Case Number1830.04.30
Date30-Apr-1830
Year1830
TypeUnprovoked
CountryINDIA
AreaTamil Nadu
LocationSt. ThomÈ
ActivityBathing
NameEnsign Bromwick
SexM
Ageteen
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h00-18h00
SpeciesShark involvement questionable
Investigator or SourceMadras Gazette, 5/1/1830
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1830.07.02.R

Case Number1830.07.02.R
DateReported 02-Jul-1830
Year1830
TypeUnprovoked
CountryINDIA
AreaTamil Nadu
LocationMadras
ActivityWashing a dog
Namemale
SexM
Age19
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeEvening
Species6' shark
Investigator or SourceMadras Courier, 7/2/1830
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1830.07.26

Case Number1830.07.26
Date26-Jul-1830
Year1830
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaMassachusetts
LocationSwampscott, Essex County
ActivityFishing from dory, shark upset boat & he fell into the water
NameJoseph Blaney
SexM
Age52
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time18h45
SpeciesCaribbean reef sharks
Investigator or SourceHuron Sun, 8/3/1830
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1831.01.22.R

Case Number 1831.01.22.R Date Reported 22- Jan-1831 Year 1831 Type Invalid Country AUSTRALIA Area Tasmania Location Hobart Activity Boat capsized, clinging to line Name Robert Dudlow Sex M Age 34 Injury Drowned, no shark involvement Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 11h30 Species Bull shark Investigator or Source C.
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1832.01.23.R

Case Number1832.01.23.R
DateReported 23-Jan-1832
Year1832
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationSydney
ActivityBathing
Namemale
SexM
Age24
InjuryLaceration to leg
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time05h00
SpeciesPossibly a Bull shark, 3'
Investigator or SourceSydney Herald, 1/23/1832
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1832.06.04

Case Number1832.06.04
Date04-Jun-1832
Year1832
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationSouth Head, Sydney
ActivityFishing
NameAboriginal female
SexF
Age22
InjuryLeg severed
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time10h00
Species4 m [13'] white shark
Investigator or SourceSydney Herald, 6/11/1832
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1834.07.15.R

Case Number1834.07.15.R
DateReported 15-Jul-1834
Year1834
TypeUnprovoked
CountryFRENCH POLYNESIA
AreaSociety Islands
LocationTahiti
ActivitySwimming
NameKaugatava Orurutm
SexF
Age32
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h30
SpeciesReported to involve a hammerhead shark
Investigator or SourceRepublican Banner, 7/15/1834
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1835.01.06

Case Number 1835.01.06 Date 06-Jan-1835 Year 1835 Type Unprovoked Country TASMAN SEA Area 35∫39 : 165∫8' Location Alongside the whaler Marianne Activity Hooking into a whale Name male Sex M Age 30 Injury "Savagely bitten" but apparently survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 14h10 Species White shark, 4 m [13'] Investigator or Source G.
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1835.02.21.R

Case Number 1835.02.21.R Date Reported 21-Feb-1835 Year 1835 Type Unprovoked Country VANUATU Area Sanma Province Location Bay of Yago, Espiritu Santo Island Activity Bathing Name John McKeig Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species White shark, 1.
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1836.00.00.A

Case Number 1836.00.00.a Date 1836.00. Year 1836 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area South Australia Location Streaky Bay Activity Surfing Name John Morgan Sex M Age 16 Injury No details, it was the year the first settlers came ashore in Holdfast Bay, Port Pirie Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time 00h30 Species 4' shark Investigator or Source A.
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1836.07.26.R

Case Number 1836.07.26.R Date 1836.07.26.R Year 1836 Type Invalid Country SPAIN Area Queensland Location Surfer's Paradise Activity Moving shark from tuna vessel when boat rolled, placing both man & shark in chest-deep water Name Kevin Paffrath Sex M Age 36 Injury Shark caught, contained human remains Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h45 Species Shark involvement not confirmed Investigator or Source C.
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1837.00.00.A

Case Number 1837.00.00.a Date Ca. 1837 Year 1837 Type Invalid Country USA Area South Carolina Location ìSouthern Wharfî Activity Surfing Name adult male, a sailor Sex M Age 24 Injury Shark caught contained human remains Fatal (Y/N) N Time 10h35 Species Said to be a 7.
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1837.01.17

Case Number 1837.01.17 Date 17-Jan-1837 Year 1837 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Macleay River Activity Washing his feet Name Alfred Australia Howe Sex M Age 12 Injury FATAL Injured by shark, died of tetanus Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Evening Species 5' shark Investigator or Source Gazette (Sydney) 1/31/1837; Proc.
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1837.09.03

Case Number 1837.09.03 Date 09-Sep-1837 Year 1837 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area South Carolina Location Magwoods Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston County Activity Bathing Name a young boy from the Plymouth Sex M Age 15 Injury Right foot bittten Fatal (Y/N) N Time Afternoon Species Lemon shark, 4' Investigator or Source C.
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1839.00.00.A

Case Number 1839.00.00.a Date Ca. 1839 Year 1839 Type Unprovoked Country FIJI Area Viti Levu Island Location Rewa Activity Swimming Name Joeli Bulu, missionary Sex M Age 29 Injury Survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h30 Species Bull shark Investigator or Source J.
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1839.00.00.B

Case Number 1839.00.00.b Date 1839/1840 Year 1839 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area South Australia Location Horn Point, Lady's Bay Activity Attempting to rescue crew after whale upset their boat Name Captain Wishart of the whaler Wallaby Sex M Age 18 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h30 Species White shark Investigator or Source G.
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1839.04.14

Case Number 1839.04.14 Date 14-Apr-1839 Year 1839 Type Unprovoked Country CUBA Area Matanzas Province (north coast) Location Matanzas Activity Sitting on gunwale of boat Name sailor Sex M Age 41 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 11h30 Species "a large shark"
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1839.11.17

Case Number 1839.11.17 Date 17-Nov-1839 Year 1839 Type Invalid Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Honoli'i Pali, Hilo Bay ('Alae Point), Hawai'i Activity Wade fishing Name Mr.Johnson (male) Sex M Age 15 Injury "Drowned, 2 days later his head was bitten off by a shark" Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species White shark, 12' to 15' Investigator or Source H.
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1840.00.00.A

Case Number 1840.00.00.a Date Ca. 1840 Year 1840 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area South Carolina Location Charleston Harbor, Charleston County Activity Accidentally thrown overboard & treading water while awaiting rescue Name crew member of a pilot boat Sex M Age 12 Injury FATAL, body was not recovered Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 20h15 Species Said to be a 7.
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1840.02.00

Case Number 1840.02.00 Date Feb-1840 Year 1840 Type Boat Country AUSTRALIA Area Tasmania Location George Town Cove Activity Sailing Name A dinghy Sex F Age 27 Injury No injury to occupant, shark seized stern post Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h30 Species 5' shark Investigator or Source C.
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1840.09.18.R

Case Number1840.09.18.R
DateReported 18-Sep-1840
Year1840
TypeUnprovoked
CountryFIJI
AreaViti Levu Island
LocationRewa
ActivityBody boarding
Namemale
SexM
Age27
InjuryArms & legs severed
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time15h49
SpeciesWhite shark or bronze whaler
Investigator or SourceHobart Town Courier, 9/18/1840
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1840.12.00

Case Number 1840.12.00 Date Dec-1840 Year 1840 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Off Domain, Sydney Harbor Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 9 & 12 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Midnight Species 4 to 5 m white shark Investigator or Source G.
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1841.03.27

Case Number 1841.03.27 Date 27-Mar-1841 Year 1841 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Cockatoo Island, Sydney Activity Bathing Name Andrew Goggin Sex M Age 32 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h00 Species Raggedtooth shark, 2 m [6'9"
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1842.00.00.A

Case Number 1842.00.00.a Date 1842 Year 1842 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Sydney Harbor Activity Unknown, but it was said to be the "First known attack in Sydney Harbour" Name male Sex M Age 15 Injury Recovered Fatal (Y/N) N Time 17h30 Species Mako shark Investigator or Source V.
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1842.00.00.B

Case Number1842.00.00.b
Date1842
Year1842
TypeUnprovoked
CountryINDIA
AreaTamil Nadu
LocationChennai (formerly Madras)
ActivityWashed off catamaran in the surf
Namemale
SexM
Age7 or 8
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time14h20
SpeciesCaribbean reef shark
Investigator or SourceTioga Eagle, 10/26/1842
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1842.07.06

Case Number1842.07.06
Date06-Jul-1842
Year1842
TypeProvoked
CountryUSA
AreaNew Jersey
LocationAbsecon, Atlantic County
ActivityHarassing a shark
Namemale
SexM
Age20
InjuryLacerations to leg PROVOKED INCIDENT
Fatal (Y/N)n
Time18h00
SpeciesWhite shark, 12'
Investigator or SourceNew York Evening Post, 7/11/1842
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1844.00.00

Case Number 1844.00.00 Date 1844 Year 1844 Type Unprovoked Country MADAGASCAR Area Karun River Location Garden Island, Sydney Activity Portuguese seaman fell overboard. Boat lowered to pick up with 1st mate & 4 crew, but done hurriedly & all were thrown into the water. As a second boat was lowered, a shark went after the 1st mate but he was rescued.
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1844.05.24

Case Number1844.05.24
Date24-May-1844
Year1844
TypeUnprovoked
CountryCoast of AFRICA
AreaIsland of St. Thomas
LocationOrpheus Island
ActivityFell overboard
NameMartin, coxswain of the USS Saratoga
SexM
Age21
InjuryFATAL, taken immediately by a shark
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeMorning
SpeciesBull shark
Investigator or SourceTioga Eagle, 7/31/1844
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1844.07.16.R

Case Number 1844.07.16.R Date 1844.07.16.R Year 1844 Type Unprovoked Country ALGERIA Area Florida Location Cape Matifou Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 18 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 19h00 Species White shark, 2.4 m [8'] Investigator or Source C.
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1844.07.20.

Case Number 1844.07.20. Date 20-Jul-1844 Year 1844 Type Unprovoked Country NAMIBIA Area East coast Location Copacabana Beach, Acapulco Activity Boat capsized Name a seaman from HMS Isis Sex M Age 18 months Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 16h20 Species White shark, 4.
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1845.00.00.R

Case Number 1845.00.00.R Date Reported 1845 Year 1845 Type Unprovoked Country SIERRA LEONE Area New South Wales Location Great Barrier Reef Activity Net fishing Name "The Queen's Chaplain" Sex M Age 53 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Before daybreak Species Bull shark?
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1845.09.10.R

Case Number1845.09.10.R
DateReported 10-Sep-1845
Year1845
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaFlorida
LocationPensacola Bay, Escambia County
ActivitySeine netting
NameNickerson
SexM
Age15
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time01h30
Species2' to 3' juvenile shark
Investigator or SourceTioga Eagle, 9/10/1845
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1845.09.16.R

Case Number 1845.09.16.R Date Reported 16-Sep-1845 Year 1845 Type Unprovoked Country ENGLAND Area New South Wales Location Dog Patch, San Onofre Activity Hookah diving (submerged) Name a school teacher Sex M Age 40 Injury Leg severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time 17h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source C.
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