1867.08.22.R

Case Number 1867.08.22.R Date Reported 22-Aug-1867 Year 1867 Type Unprovoked Country EGYPT Area Western Australia Location Port Said Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 16 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 11h00 Species Nurse shark Investigator or Source C.
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1868.00.00.A

Case Number 1868.00.00.a Date 1868 (?) Year 1868 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location Brickfield Bay, Auckland Harbour Activity Bathing close inshore Name Cook Sex M Age 25 Injury Thigh bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 12h30 Species "
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1868.00.00.B

Case Number1868.00.00.b
DateReported 24-Oct-1888, but took place around 1868
Year1868
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaTorres Strait
LocationSouth Aroo Island
ActivitySwimming
Name15 Pindo Islanders
SexM
Age31
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h20
SpeciesMako shark, 125-lb
Investigator or SourceThe New Era, 10/24/1888
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1868.01.04.R

Case Number 1868.01.04.R Date Reported 04-Jan-1868 Year 1868 Type Sea Disaster Country AUSTRALIA Area South Australia Location Belfast (now Port Fairy) Activity Fishing Name boat, occupants: John Griffiths & Thomas Johnson Sex M Age 20 Injury No injury to occupants, shark's teeth embedded in keel Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h00 Species Tiger shark, 1.
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1868.01.17

Case Number1868.01.17
Date17-Jan-1868
Year1868
TypeSea Disaster
CountryVIETNAM
AreaVictoria
LocationCohong
ActivityA junk foundered
NameMichael Karras, Jr.
SexM
Age25
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time11h06
Species3.7 m [12'] shark
Investigator or SourceArgus, 5/26/1868
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1868.05.13

Case Number 1868.05.13 Date 13-May-1868 Year 1868 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area Hoogly River Location Ghat Activity Standing Name male Sex M Age 35 Injury FATAL, upper left thigh, groin & buttocks severely bitten, leg surgically amputated at the hip Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Before 10h30 Species Identified as C.
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1868.09.01

Case Number1868.09.01
Date01-Sep-1868
Year1868
TypeUnprovoked
CountryITALY
AreaAdriatic Sea
LocationTrieste
ActivityWading
Namemale
SexM
Age29
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time16h00
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceA. De Maddalena; Radovanovi (1965), Soldo & Jardas (2000)
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1869.04.10

Case Number1869.04.10
Date10-Apr-1869
Year1869
TypeInvalid
CountryUSA
AreaVictoria
LocationNew Smyrna Beach, Volusia County
ActivityFell overboard
NameChristian Frederick
SexM
Age21
InjuryFATAL, but shark involvement prior to death was not determined
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeEarly afternoon
SpeciesNurse shark, 6'
Investigator or SourceNelson Examiner & New Zealand Chronicle, 4/24/1869
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1869.04.15.R

Case Number1869.04.15.R
DateReported 15-Apr-1869
Year1869
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaSouth Australia
LocationCape Elizabeth
ActivityNet fishing
NameJoseph Simms
SexM
Age14
InjuryFoot bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time12h00
SpeciesTiger shark, 7'
Investigator or SourceThe Mercury, 4/151869
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1870.00.00

Case Number 1870.00.00 Date Early 1870s Year 1870 Type Invalid Country AUSTRALIA Area Tasmania Location Derwent River Activity Canoeing Name Sub Lieut. Bowyer of H.M.S. Chile Sex M Age Teen Injury Shark bit canoe in half & bit man. Note: There is an earlier story of FATAL shark attack in same river Fatal (Y/N) N Time 17h00 Species 4.
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1870.01.09

Case Number1870.01.09
Date09-Jan-1870
Year1870
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationBrisbane River
ActivityBathing
NameJohn Saunders
SexM
Age17
InjuryRight thigh bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time10h45
Species3 m to 4 m [10' to 13'] white shark
Investigator or SourceBrisbane Courier, 1/15/1870
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1870.05.11

Case Number 1870.05.11 Date 11-May-1870 Year 1870 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area 22∫N, 88∫E Location Near Sobah Bazar Activity Bathing Name male, a Hindu confectioner Sex M Age 40 Injury 3 lacerated irregular wounds on anterior left thigh Fatal (Y/N) N Time 08h30 Species 1.
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1870.05.18

Case Number 1870.05.18 Date 18-May-1870 Year 1870 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area 22∫N, 88∫E Location Hatkolah, Ghat, Activity Bathing Name H.E.S., a Hindu trader Sex M Age 39 Injury 4 irregular lacerated wounds on right arm Fatal (Y/N) N Time 13h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source J.
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1870.05.26.R

Case Number1870.05.26.R
DateReported 26-May-1870
Year1870
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationMoreton Island
ActivityFishing
NameMaster Lacy
SexM
Age13
Injurybite to lower leg
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time09h30
Species6' shark
Investigator or SourceBrisbane Courier, 5/26/1870
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1870.06.01

Case Number 1870.06.01 Date 01-Jun-1870 Year 1870 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area West Bengal Location Hoogly River, Calcutta Activity Bathing / standing Name B., "an Ooryah coolie" Sex M Age 40 Injury Right foot & leg bitten, surgically amputated Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h05 Species 7' to 8' shark Investigator or Source J.
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1870.06.19

Case Number 1870.06.19 Date 19-Jun-1870 Year 1870 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area 22∫N, 88∫E Location Calcutta, Hoogly River at one of the ghats Activity Bathing Name male, a Hindu shopkeeper Sex M Age 40 Injury Left arm bitten, developed gangrene, surgically amputated Fatal (Y/N) N Time 11h40 Species White shark Investigator or Source J.
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1870.07.27

Case Number 1870.07.27 Date 27-Jul-1870 Year 1870 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area North Carolina Location Smithville (now Southport), Brunswick County Activity Bathing Name Giles Gordon Sex M Age 30 Injury Foot bitten & toe severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h00 Species 1.
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1871.00.00.A

Case Number 1871.00.00.a Date Before 1871 Year 1871 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Jervis Bay & Long Reef Activity Fishing Name 2 males, aborigines Sex M Age 22 Injury Feet grabbed Fatal (Y/N) N Time Night Species Wobbegongs Investigator or Source G.
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1871.00.00.B

Case Number 1871.00.00.b Date Before 1871 Year 1871 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Queensland Location Brisbane River Activity Fishing Name male Sex M Age 17 Injury Survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time Night Species Tiger shark, 15' female Investigator or Source G.
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1871.00.00.C

Case Number 1871.00.00.c Date 1871 Year 1871 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Manning River Activity Fell overboard from steamship Rio Grande Name male Sex M Age 19 Injury FATAL, "caught by legs" Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 17h30 Species White shark, 3.
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1871.03.24

Case Number 1871.03.24 Date 24-Mar-1871 Year 1871 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area 22∫N, 88∫E Location Hoogly River at Multah Activity Bathing Name Deno Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL, left thigh & buttock bitten, died of pneumonia 7 weeks later Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 19h45 Species 4 m [13'] white shark Investigator or Source J.
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1871.05.22.R

Case Number1871.05.22.R
DateReported 22-May-1871
Year1871
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySRI LANKA
AreaEastern Province
LocationTrincomalee
ActivityBathing
NameAn officer from H.M. Forte
SexM
Age56
InjurySevere laceration to thigh
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time18h00
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 5/22/1871
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1871.08.00

Case Number 1871.08.00 Date Aug-1871 Year 1871 Type Provoked Country USA Area New York Location Long Island Activity Shark fishing Name Wes Wiggins and 7 others on the boat, Sparetime Sex M Age 45 Injury Hand injured PROVOKED INCIDENT Fatal (Y/N) N Time P.
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1871.08.29.R

Case Number1871.08.29.R
DateReported 29-Aug-1871
Year1871
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaHawaii
LocationRevolcadero Beach, Acapulco
ActivityFishing
Namemale
SexM
Age38
InjuryLimbs severed
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time18h30
SpeciesWhite shark, 12' to 15'
Investigator or SourceThe British Colonist, 8/29/1871
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1871.12.11.R

Case Number1871.12.11.R
DateReported 11-Dec-1871
Year1871
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationHawkesbury River
ActivityDiving
Namemale
SexM
Age9
InjuryHuman remains recovered from 11' shark
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeSunset
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceBorder Watch, 1/10/1872
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1872.00.00

Case Number 1872.00.00 Date Circa 1872 Year 1872 Type Sea Disaster Country SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN Area Off the coast of South America Location Near entrance to Dar-es-Salaam Harbour Activity Adrift on a raft Name an Italian fisherman Sex M Age 35 Injury Leg bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time Midnight Species White shark, 1.
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1872.01.28

Case Number1872.01.28
Date28-Jan-1872
Year1872
TypeInvalid
CountryFiji
AreaLomaiviti Provine
LocationLevuka Point, Ovalau Island
Activityboat capsized
NameMr. Manning
SexM
Age19
InjuryProbable drowning
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Timedusk
SpeciesBlacktip shark, 5' to 6'
Investigator or SourceEmpire, 2/20/1872
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1872.02.26

Case Number 1872.02.26 Date 26-Feb-1872 Year 1872 Type Sea Disaster Country AUSTRALIA Area Queensland Location Bramble Reef Activity Wreck of the 150-ton brig Maria Name Raymond Odell Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL, some were taken by sharks Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h25 Species Bull shark, 132-kg [291-lb] Investigator or Source coralsea-wrecks.
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1872.04.03.R

Case Number1872.04.03.R
DateReported 03-Apr-1872
Year1872
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaHawaii
LocationKawahae
ActivityCanoeing
NameKaholo
SexM
Age36
InjuryThigh bitten, shark teeth embedded in canoe
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time15h00j
Species4.6 m [15'] shark
Investigator or SourceHonolulu Gazette, 4/3/1872
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1872.08.07.R

Case Number 1872.08.07.R Date Reported 07-Aug-1872 Year 1872 Type Invalid Country CROATIA Area New Jersey Location Fiume Activity Fishing Name male Sex M Age 29 Injury No injury Fatal (Y/N) N Time 10h30 Species 3.7 m [12'] shark Investigator or Source C.
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1872.11.24

Case Number1872.11.24
Date24-Nov-1872
Year1872
TypeInvalid
CountryAZORES
AreaQueensland
LocationTrial Bay
ActivityDiving
NameAbel Fosdyk (who claimed to be sole survivor from the Mary Celeste)
SexM
Age26
InjuryNo injury, but according to Fosdyk, captain & crew were killed by sharks
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time11h00
Species3 m [10'] shark
Investigator or SourceStrand Magazine
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1872.11.30.R

Case Number1872.11.30.R
DateReported 30-Nov-1872
Year1872
TypeUnprovoked
CountryINDIAN OCEAN?
AreaQueensland
LocationOff Tower Hill
ActivitySwimming to avoid capture
NameMalay pirates
SexM
Age15
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time07h45
SpeciesWobbegong shark, 6'
Investigator or SourceThe Mercury, 11/230/1872
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1873.00.00

Case Number1873.00.00
DateNov- or Dec-1873
Year1873
TypeUnprovoked
CountryCUBA
AreaHavana Province
LocationHavana Harbor
ActivitySwimming / escaping imprisonment
NameFranz Mayer
SexM
Age27
InjuryLegs severed bitten, later surgically amputated
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time13h00
SpeciesShark involvement not confirmed
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 8/9/1931
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1873.01.09.R

Case Number1873.01.09.R
DateReported 09-Jan-1873
Year1873
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationWhite Cliffs
ActivityBathing
Nameyoung aboriginal male
SexM
Age17
InjurySurvived
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesHammerhead shark
Investigator or SourceBrisbane Courier, 1/9/1873
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1873.06.09.R

Case Number1873.06.09.R
DateReported 09-Jun-1873
Year1873
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationNewcastle
ActivityBathing
NameJoseph Henry
SexM
Age39
InjuryShark involvement prior to death was not confirmed
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeEvening
SpeciesBlacktip reef shark, 1m
Investigator or SourceThe Mercury, 6/9/1873
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1873.07.28

Case Number1873.07.28
Date28-Jul-1873
Year1873
TypeProvoked
CountryUSA
AreaMaryland
LocationChester River
ActivityFishing (Seining)
NameJames Green
SexM
Age28
InjuryLeg severely bitten by netted shark. Lower leg surgically amputated PROVOKED INCIDENT
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time17h30
Species6' shark
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 7/30/1873
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1874.00.00

Case Number1874.00.00
Date1874
Year1874
TypeBoating
CountryTUVALU
AreaSouth Carolina
LocationBetween Nanumea & Nanumaga Atolls
ActivityFleet of canoes caught by a squall and charged by sharks.
Namemale
SexM
Age27
Injury2 people out of +70 survived, one of whom was bitten by sharks
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeNight
SpeciesTiger shark
Investigator or SourceOtago Witness, 10/28/1897
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1874.01.09

Case Number 1874.01.09 Date 09-Jan- 1874 Year 1874 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Darling Harbor, Sydney Activity Bathing Name Thomas Thompson Sex M Age 28 Injury Thigh severely bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 13h00 Species Zambesi shark, 2m Investigator or Source Sydney Morning Herald, 1/1/1874; V.
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1874.04.20.R

Case Number1874.04.20.R
DateReported 20-Apr-1874
Year1874
TypeBoating
CountryCANADA
AreaNewfoundland
LocationSt. Pierre Bank
ActivityFishing
NameA dory: occupants : 2 men
SexM
Age9
InjuryShark bit & tipped the dory
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeEvening
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceJones (1879); Piers (1933)
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1874.06.15.A.R

Case Number1874.06.15.a.R
DateReported 15-Jun-1874
Year1874
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySOUTH AFRICA
AreaHawaii
LocationCape Recife
ActivitySalvaging a shipwreck
NameUnidentified
SexM
Age20
InjuryHeel bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesWhite shark, 15' to 16'
Investigator or SourceDaily Southern Cross, 6/15/1874
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1874.06.15.B.R

Case Number1874.06.15.b.R
DateReported 15-Jun-1874
Year1874
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKIRIBATI
AreaGilbert Islands
LocationBeru
ActivityEscaping from blackbirding vessel
NameJoe McGauley
SexM
Age31
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time21h00
SpeciesMako shark, 400-lb
Investigator or SourceDaily Southern Cross, 6/15/1874
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1874.07.15

Case Number1874.07.15
Date15-Jul-1874
Year1874
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaNew York
LocationConey Island
ActivityBathing
NameMr. Keatly
SexM
Age42
InjuryLacerations to groin
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
Species68" shark
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 7/17/1874
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1874.07.15.R

Case Number1874.07.15.R
DateReported 15-Jul-1874
Year1874
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaHawaii
LocationWaikiki
ActivityFishing
Namea native fisherman
SexM
Age36
InjuryThumb & thigh lacerated
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time04h00
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceEmpire, 7/15/1874
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1874.07.23

Case Number 1874.07.23 Date 23-Jul-1874 Year 1874 Type Boating Country FRANCE Area Florida Location Kalamata Activity Fishing Name male Sex M Age 16 Injury Shark and boat collided. No injury to occupants Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h45 Species Shark involvement suspected but not confirmed Investigator or Source C.
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1874.11.14.R

Case Number 1874.11.14.R Date 14-Nov-1874 Year 1874 Type Boating Country CROATIA Area Zadar County Location Lika-Senj, Pag Island Activity Fishing Name 2 occupants Sex M Age 35 Injury Shark damaged boat, but no injury to occupants Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h00 Species Blacktip reef shark Investigator or Source C.
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1874.11.21

Case Number1874.11.21
Date21-Nov-1874
Year1874
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationMaryborough
ActivityBathing
Name"a lad"
SexM
Age22
InjuryThigh bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time18h15
Species10' shark
Investigator or SourceMaryborough Chronicle, 11/24/1874
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1875.00.00

Case Number1875.00.00
DateCa. mid-1870s
Year1875
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaWestern Australia
LocationSharks Bay
ActivitySitting on gunwale of boat
NameAndrew Farmer
SexM
Age22
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time16h00
Species3- to 4-foot shark
Investigator or SourceWestern Mail (Perth), 6/27/1919
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1875.01.20.R

Case Number1875.01.20.R
DateReported 20-Jan-1875
Year1875
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationMary River
ActivityBathing
Namemale
SexM
Age32
InjuryForehead bitten, but shark involvement questionable
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time14h00
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceNelson Evening Mail, 1/20/1875
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1875.03.03

Case Number 1875.03.03 Date 03-Mar-1875 Year 1875 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location Tauranga Activity Bathing Name male Sex M Age 3 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 15h00 Species 6' shark Investigator or Source Thames Star, 3/3/1875 Comments miguel39 on 2018-03-25:
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1875.08.10

Case Number 1875.08.10 Date 10-Aug-1875 Year 1875 Type Invalid Country SOUTH AFRICA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Back Beach, Durban Activity Swimming Name Matt Searcy Sex M Age 30 Injury Press reported that a 3 m shark was caught with human remains in its gut, but remains were those of a porpoise according to medical examiner Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Night Species 3' shark Investigator or Source Natal Colonist, 8/13/1875; M.
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1875.11.27.R

Case Number1875.11.27.R
DateReported 27-Nov-1875
Year1875
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationClarence Heads
ActivityFishing
NameAboriginal male
SexM
Age55
InjuryFoot severed at ankle
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time14h00
Species5' shark
Investigator or SourceBrisbane Courier, 11/27/1875
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1876.00.00.A

Case Number 1876.00.00.a Date 1876 Year 1876 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Sydney Activity Swimming Name boy Sex M Age 13 Injury FATAL, "his side was bitten" Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species Blue shark bites post mortem Investigator or Source G.
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1876.00.00.B

Case Number 1876.00.00.b Date 1876 Year 1876 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Western Australia Location Between De Grey River and Port Walcott Activity Pearl diving Name male, aboriginal diver Sex M Age 19 Injury "Severely bitten" but survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 17h00 Species Considered a "
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1876.00.00.C

Case Number1876.00.00.c
Date1876
Year1876
TypeUnprovoked
CountryENGLAND
AreaBetween Hastings & Fairlight, Sussex
LocationMatagorda Beach
ActivitySpearfishing
Namemale
SexM
Age26
InjuryLeg abraded
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time13h00
SpeciesBlue or porbeagle shark
Investigator or SourceMEDSAF
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1876.00.00.D

Case Number 1876.00.00.d Date 1876 Year 1876 Type Unprovoked Country LEBANON Area Mount Lebanon Location Batroun Activity Sponge diving Name male Sex M Age 22 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Night Species 2 m [6.75'] shark Investigator or Source Drug Cir.
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1876.02.06

Case Number 1876.02.06 Date 06-Feb-1876 Year 1876 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Victoria Location Albert Park in Port Phillip Bay Activity Bathing Name Patrick Rooney Sex M Age 49 Injury FATAL, rescued by man on horseback, but died on the beach Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 20h30 Species Tiger shark Investigator or Source V.
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1876.05.14

Case Number1876.05.14
Date14-May-1876
Year1876
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationSydney Harbour
ActivitySwimming
NameFrederick Brown
SexM
Age28
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time07h15
Species3.5' to 4' shark
Investigator or SourceSydney Mail, 6/3/1876
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1876.06.04.R

Case Number 1876.06.04.R Date Reported 04-Jun-1876 Year 1876 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Georgia Location Cumberland Island Activity Bathing Name Arthur E.. Boardman Sex M Age 41 Injury Leg bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h30 Species White shark, 3 m to 3.
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1876.09.07.R

Case Number 1876.09.07.R Date Reported 07-Sep-1876 Year 1876 Type Unprovoked Country GREECE Area Cyclades archipelago Location Between the islands of Tenos and Andros Activity Diving for sponges Name male Sex M Age 13 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h30 Species White shark Investigator or Source C.
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1877.00.00

Case Number 1877.00.00 Date Before 1878 Year 1877 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area Hoogly River Location Near Calcutta Activity Surf fishing Name Indian Sex M Age 14 Injury Thigh severely bitten, femur exposed & grooved Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h00 Species 6 m [20'] shark Investigator or Source J.
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1877.01.04

Case Number 1877.01.04 Date 04-Jan-1877 Year 1877 Type Invalid Country SOUTH AFRICA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Durban Activity Body found floating next to his ship Name Anno Toosegir, a Malagasy crewman from the 130-ton brig Sea Nymph Sex M Age 21 Injury Although his body was bitten by a shark/s, bruises on his neck & face suggested foul play & a shipmate taken into custody but no charges made Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species Shark involvement prior to death unconfired Investigator or Source M.
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1877.01.24.R

Case Number1877.01.24.R
DateReported 24-Jan-1877
Year1877
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaVictoria
LocationBoarding School Bay
ActivitySwimming
Namefemale
SexF
Age20
InjuryAnkle injured
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time14h00
Species6' shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 1/24/1877
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1877.01.28

Case Number 1877.01.28 Date 28-Jan-1877 Year 1877 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Victoria Location Emerald Hill Activity Bathing Name William Marks Sex M Age 32 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species Mr. Burgess of ISAF announced the injury was the bite of a 1.
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1877.02.17.R

Case Number1877.02.17.R
DateReported 17-Feb-1877
Year1877
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaVictoria
LocationOff Melbourne
ActivityFishing
NameGesoun Gentel
SexM
Age54
InjurySevere bite to hand
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time12h00
SpeciesMako shark
Investigator or SourceOtago Witness, 2/17/1877
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1877.03.11

Case Number 1877.03.11 Date 11-Mar-1877 Year 1877 Type Unprovoked Country FIJI Area Viti Levu Island Location Na Koro Vatu, Rewa River Activity Cutter capsized Name boy Sex M Age 15 Injury Thigh severely bitten, femur exposed Fatal (Y/N) N Time Morning Species 1.
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1877.03.16

Case Number 1877.03.16 Date 16-Mar-1877 Year 1877 Type Unprovoked Country ITALY Area Strait of Messina Location Off Calabria Activity Paddling Name Captain Paul Boyton Sex M Age 18 Injury 3 ribs broken by shark's tail Fatal (Y/N) N Time Afternoon Species White shark Investigator or Source J.
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1877.04.04.

Case Number1877.04.04.
Date04-Apr-1877
Year1877
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaVictoria
LocationPortarlington
ActivityBathing
NameMitchell
SexM
Age44
InjuryThigh & foot bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeMorning
SpeciesBull shark, 1.8 m to 2.1 m [6' to 7']
Investigator or SourceBrisbane Courier, 4/11/1877
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1877.04.07

Case Number 1877.04.07 Date 07-Apr-1877 Year 1877 Type Provoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Tasmania Location Smelting Works Bay near Hobart Activity Wading Name John Smart Sex M Age 36 Injury Fingers injured by landed shark PROVOKED INCIDENT Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h15 Species 7-gill shark Investigator or Source C.
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1877.08.28.R

Case Number1877.08.28.R
DateReported 28-Aug-1877
Year1877
TypeInvalid
CountryINDIAN OCEAN
AreaTorres Strait
LocationIsle of Palms, Charleston County
ActivityFree diving
Namefemale
SexM
Age9
InjuryPartial human remains found in 13' shark
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time13h00
SpeciesShark involvement not confirmed
Investigator or SourceWestern Australian Times, 8/28/1877
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1877.09.15

Case Number1877.09.15
Date15-Sep-1877
Year1877
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationPort Jackson
ActivityFishing
NameMr. Coulthard
SexM
Age39
InjuryNo injury, pulled overboard by a shark that grabbed his coat
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
Species13' shark
Investigator or SourceThe Mercury (Hobart), 9/22/1877
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1877.12.12

Case Number 1877.12.12 Date 12-Dec-1877 Year 1877 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Near Sydney Activity Washed overboard from the barque Mary Eady Name 2 males Sex M Age 17 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h20 Species "
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1877.12.15

Case Number 1877.12.15 Date 15-Dec-1877 Year 1877 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Peacock Point, Balmain, Sydney Activity Bathing Name Albert Thomas Burless Sex M Age 11 Injury Leg severely bitten & later surgically amputated Fatal (Y/N) N Time 16h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source Sydney Mail, 2/16/1878; G.
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1877.12.15.R

Case Number1877.12.15.R
DateReported 15-Dec-1877
Year1877
TypeSea Disaster
CountryFIJI
AreaEast Java
LocationSydney Harbor
ActivityFloating
Namea male & a female
SexM
Age12
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time14h00
Species8 sharks
Investigator or SourceAustralian Town & Country Journal, 12/15/1877
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1878.00.00

Case Number 1878.00.00 Date 1878 Year 1878 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Balmain, Sydney (Estuary) Activity Bathing in 2 feet of water Name boy Sex M Age 11 Injury FATAL, leg severed Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h00 Species Possibly white sharks Investigator or Source G.
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1878.02.13

Case Number 1878.02.13 Date 13-Feb-1878 Year 1878 Type Sea Disaster Country SOUTH AFRICA Area Western Cape Province Location Olifantbos Point Activity Wreck of the Union Steamship Company 982-ton iron steamer Kafir Name An Arab who had been with Stanley when he met Livingstone Sex M Age 24 Injury FATAL, shark removed large part of his hip Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 17h15 Species Nurse shark, 2.
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1878.03.30.R

Case Number1878.03.30.R
DateReported 30-March-1878
Year1878
TypeUnprovoked
CountryNEW GUINEA
AreaMassachusetts
Location60 miles off Trinidad de Cuba
ActivitySurfing
Namemale
SexM
Age30s
Injury"Fearfully injured"
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time10h15
SpeciesShark involvement not confirmed
Investigator or SourceHawkes Bay Herald, 4/16/1878
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1878.06.10

Case Number 1878.06.10 Date 10-Jun-1978 Year 1878 Type Unprovoked Country PHILIPPINES Area Misamis Oriental Location Cagayan de Oro Activity Playing in the water Name Dolores Margarita Corrales y Roa Sex F Age 25 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 11h10 Species Dusky shark, 1 m Investigator or Source A.
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1878.08.08

Case Number1878.08.08
Date08-Aug-1878
Year1878
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaNew York
LocationBrooklyn
ActivitySwimming
NameGeorge Gates
SexM
Age14
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesTiger shark
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 8/9 & 8/16/1878
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1878.08.09

Case Number1878.08.09
Date09-Aug-1878
Year1878
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaNew York
LocationEast River
ActivitySwimming
NameCole
SexM
Age18
InjuryFATAL?
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeAfternoon
Species8' shark
Investigator or SourceDaily Kennebec Journal, 8/10/1878
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1878.09.02.A

Case Number 1878.09.02.a Date 02-Sep-1878 Year 1878 Type Sea Disaster Country SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN Area Off the coast of West Africa Location Copacabana Activity Boat with 5 men capsized while returning to the Amerique Name 21' boat sank. Occupants: Max Butcher, George Hardy & Peter Thorne Sex M Age 26 Injury FATAL, 2 of the crew were killed by sharks Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species "
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1878.09.02.B

Case Number1878.09.02.b
Date02-Sep-1878
Year1878
TypeSea Disaster
CountrySOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
AreaOff the coast of West Africa
LocationPawleyís Island, Georgetown County
ActivityBoat with 5 men capsized while returning to the Amerique
NameAntonio du Val
SexM
Age19
InjuryDu Val's leg was bitten but he survived
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time09h00
SpeciesBlacktip shark
Investigator or SourceBrisbane Courier, 11/19/1878
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1878.09.14.R

Case Number 1878.09.14.R Date Reported 14-Sep-1878 Year 1878 Type Provoked Country USA Area Connecticut Location Branford, New Haven County Activity Fishing Name Captain Pattison Sex M Age 20 Injury Leg bitten by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENT Fatal (Y/N) N Time 17h00 Species 6 m [20'] shark Investigator or Source St.
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1878.10.13

Case Number1878.10.13
Date13-Oct-1878
Year1878
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMEXICO
AreaFlorida
LocationSecond Beach, Port St. John's
ActivityJumped overboard after murdering 2 shipmates
NameSherrington
SexM
Age17
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time18h00
Species14' to 18'shark
Investigator or SourceThe Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 1/28/1879
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1878.10.24.R

Case Number1878.10.24.R
DateReported 24-Oct-1878
Year1878
TypeUnprovoked
CountryINDONESIA
AreaEast Java
LocationProbolinggo
ActivitySwimming
NameOwen
SexM
Age54
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h30
Species15' shark
Investigator or SourceHartford Weekly Times, 10/24/1878
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1878.11.17

Case Number1878.11.17
Date17-Nov-1878
Year1878
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationLane Cove River, Sydney Harbor
ActivityBathing
NameMr. Meares
SexM
Age58
InjuryLaceration to leg
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time14h00
Speciesa small shark
Investigator or SourceThe Mercury, 11/22/1878
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1879.00.00

Case Number1879.00.00
Date1879
Year1879
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaMississippi
LocationRiver mouth
ActivityFloating with life buoy after pilot launch capsized
NameGus Ericsson
SexM
Age51
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time20h30
SpeciesTiger shark
Investigator or SourceIndiana County Gazette, 10/3/1900
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1879.03.10

Case Number1879.03.10
Date10-Mar-1879
Year1879
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationNear Sydney
ActivityThe steamship Bonnie Dundee lost in collision
NameCabin boy of the Bonnie Dundee
SexM
Age17
InjuryPartial remains found in shark
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time>06h45
SpeciesMako shark
Investigator or SourceStar, 3/22/1879
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1879.03.19

Case Number1879.03.19
Date19-Mar-1879
Year1879
TypeUnprovoked
CountryNEW ZEALAND
AreaNorth Island
LocationNapier
ActivityStanding
NameMichal O'Neill
SexM
Age19
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time02h00
Species24" to 30" shark
Investigator or SourceStar, 3/20/1879
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1879.07.03

Case Number1879.07.03
Date3-Jul-1879
Year1879
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaCalifornia
LocationLos Angeles, Los Angeles County
ActivityBathing
NameJohn Fry
SexM
Age21
InjuryNo details
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
Species4.3 m [14'] shark
Investigator or SourceReno Evening Gazette, 7/11/1879
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1879.08.30.R

Case Number1879.08.30.R
DateReported 30-Aug-1879
Year1879
TypeSea Disaster
CountryFIJI
AreaLau Group
LocationTotoya
ActivityBody boarding
Namemale + 20
SexM
Age30s
InjurySeverely bitten on heel, 20 others taken by sharks
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time15h00
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceWagga Wagga Advertiser, 8/30/1879
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1879.09.22

Case Number 1879.09.22 Date 22-Sep-1879 Year 1879 Type Provoked Country SPAIN Area Valencia Location Castellon de la Plana Activity Fishing Name Marc Tayman Sex M Age 45 Injury No injuries to occupants, Hooked shark bit boat PROVOKED INCIDENT Fatal (Y/N) N Time Night Species 2.
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1879.11.10

Case Number1879.11.10
Date10-Nov-1879
Year1879
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationClarence Heads
ActivitySwimming
NameGoddard
SexM
Age28
InjuryThigh bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time16h00
SpeciesShark was said to ìhave a very rough Ωî-thick skinî
Investigator or SourceMaitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 11/18/1879
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1879.12.24

Case Number1879.12.24
Date24-Dec-1879
Year1879
TypeUnprovoked
CountryINDIA
AreaAndaman Islands
LocationPort Blair
ActivitySwimming
NameKenney
SexM
Age23
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h00
Species3 sharks
Investigator or SourceElyria Republican, 3/18/1880
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1880.00.00.A

Case Number 1880.00.00.a Date 1880 Year 1880 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area South Island Location Campbellís Point Activity Pearl diving Name male Sex M Age 17 Injury Recovered Fatal (Y/N) N Time 10h15 Species White shark, 2.1 m [7'] based on tooth pattern Investigator or Source Coppleson (1958), p.
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1880.00.00.C

Case Number 1880.00.00.c Date Ca. 1880 Year 1880 Type Unprovoked Country SOLOMON ISLANDS Area Guadalcanal Province Location Guadalcanal Activity Kayaking or Wave skiing Name boy Sex M Age 15 Injury Arm & leg severed, survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h00 Species No shark involvement Investigator or Source C.
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1880.00.00.D

Case Number 1880.00.00.d Date Ca. 1880 Year 1880 Type Invalid Country USA Area Florida Location Hutchinson Island, Martin County Activity Surfing Name "Old Cuba" Sex M Age 29 Injury Drowned, body scavenged by shark Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 04h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source History of Martin County by J.
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1880.00.00.E

Case Number 1880.00.00.e Date 1880? Year 1880 Type Invalid Country SYRIA Area Vancouver Location Knobby's Beach, Newcastle Activity Diving for sponges Name male Sex M Age 26 Injury FATAL but shark involvement in death unconfirmed Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 17h50 Species Nurse shark, 2.
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1880.01.03

Case Number1880.01.03
Date03-Jan-1880
Year1880
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationCooranbong
ActivityBathing
NameTeresa Bonnell
SexF
Age13
InjuryLacerations to leg
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time17h15
Species3 m [10'] gaffed shark
Investigator or SourceMorning Bulletin, 1/28/1880
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1880.01.22

Case Number 1880.01.22 Date 22-Jan-1880 Year 1880 Type Boating Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Chowder Bay, Sydney Activity Fishing Name boat, Occupants: William Smith & Thomas Martin Sex M Age 51 Injury No injury to occupants, shark rammed boat Fatal (Y/N) N Time 13h00 Species 12' shark Investigator or Source G.
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1880.05.02.A

Case Number 1880.05.02.a Date 02-May-1880 Year 1880 Type Unprovoked Country INDIA Area West Bengal Location Panihati, 4 miles south of Barrackpore on the Hoogly River Activity Bathing Name N., a native boy Sex M Age 11 Injury FATAL, right leg severed at mid-thigh, femur severed Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 10h00 Species Tiger shark, 8' to 9' Investigator or Source V.
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