1828.09.28


Case Number1828.09.28
Date28-Sep-1828
Year1828
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySIERRA LEONE
AreaWestern Area
LocationRiver Sierra Leone, 35 miles upriver from Freetown
ActivityBritish ship, Britannia, was loading lumber. He was bathing
NameThomas Corrigle, an apprentice from the ship
SexM
Age17
InjuryLeft arm severed 2.5" from elbow, groin, abdomen, right forearm & hand lacerated, flesh removed from thigh, baring femur. Both arms surgically amputated: left arm above elbow, right arm above wrist. Survived
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time09h00
SpeciesCopper shark, 50-kg [110-b]
Investigator or SourceAccount by J. Boyle