Latest Shark Accidents

Monday, July 30, Mahaulepu Beach, Hawaii, USA

Steve Stotts was surfing around 16h00 in chest deep water with his wife about 30m off Mahaulepu beach when a shark clamped down on his left foot. Stotts observed a seal prior to the incident.

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Monday, July 30, Ballston Beach, Massachusetts, USA

Chris Myers and his son tried to reach a sandbar during some body surfing, when Chris got bitten by a shark. After the incident Chris was able to swim the 400-500 yards back to shore without help.

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Monday, July 23, Trois Bassins, La Reunion

Alexandre Rassica died from a shark attack while surfing off La Reunion. The shark severed one of his legs and although fellow surfers brought him back to the beach right away, by the time paramedics arrived, Alexandre had entered cardiac arrest.

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Saturday, July 14, Wedge Island, Western Australia

Benjamin Charles Linden, 24-year-old, was surfing when he was killed by a white shark. A witness - Matt Holmes - was jet skiing close by and tried to grab the body of Benjamin. While attempting to rescue the victim, the shark allegedly tried to throw him off.

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Friday, July 6, Stillbaai, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Jacques Mostert was surfing when he got attacked by a shark of more than 4m in length. The shark bit Jacques’ left thigh and knee.

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Tuesday, June 26, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Sage St. Clair and 16-year old female sufferered a laceation to her left calf when she got bitten by a small shark when sitting in the water.

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Tuesday, June 26, Florida, USA

Nickolaus Bieber, 6-years old, was swimming when he got bitten in his thigh, resulting in a big gash.

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Further incidents

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June 7, 2015, Cocoa Beach, Florida

A 10 year old boy got bitten in chest deep water on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Due to the severity of the calf wound, the boy was airlifted to a trauma center in Orlando. It was assumed to be juvenile bull shark.

May 15, 2015, Sullivan's island, South Carolina, USA:

A 30-year old man was bitten by a 6 ft (around 2m) shark and suffered injuries to his foot while swimming at Sullivan's island. Some witnesses described the shark looking like a sandtiger (Carcharias taurus). Source:

May 7, 2015, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA:

Josh Green was swimming mid afternoon when an  shark bit him. Hie showed lacerations to the lower leg, ankle and foot. The species was not identified. Source: