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List of all shark attacks in Abaco Islands

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 24 shark attacks in Abaco Islands. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 8.33%. 22 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Great Guana Cay 03-07-2019 17h30SnorkelingUnknownNO 32yo male
Green Turtle Cay 22-07-2016 Bull shark, 6'SpearfishingLacerations to face and right legNO Steve Cutbirth
Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay 05-01-2015 16h00White shark or oceanic whitetip sharkSnorkelingSevere bite to right flankNO 34yo Lacy Webb
24-06-2014 13h00Caribbean reef shark, 7' to 8'SpearfishingNo injury but shark took his pole spearNO 42yo Mark Adams
Scotland Cay 27-07-2013 16h056' sharkSpearfishingLeg bittenNO 40yo Erik Norrie
Grand Cay 27-07-2013 11h15DivingBitten on rear lower extremitiesNO 50yo male
Elbow Cay 01-10-2010 15h00Possibly a 6' lemon sharkSurfingBitten between left ankle & kneeNO Jane Engle
Spanish Cay 30-07-2009 Bull sharkSpearfishingLacerations to calfNO 14yo Derek Mitchell
27-06-2008 11h00Bull shark, 6' to 7'SpearfishingLacerations to calfNO 42yo Max Briggs
Allan-Pensacola Cay 09-07-2007 11h00Bull shark, 5'SpearfishingLacerations to thumb, ring and pinky fingers of right handNO 48yo Joanie Regan
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