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List of all shark attacks in Baja California

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 10 shark attacks in Baja California. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 30.00%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 5 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Guadalupe Island 31-10-2011 InvalidShark divingWhite shark breached cage. No injury to occupantsNO Patrick Walsh & Paul Damgaard
Playas de Tijuana 31-12-2007 Possibly a hammerhead sharkSurfingLeg bittenNO 26yo Chase Edwards
San Luis beach 19-06-2005 07h00SurfingLeft foot bittenNO Frank Johnson
Ensenada 05-07-2001 EveningSurfingFoot bittenNO 42yo Tim Fabel
Guadalupe Island 10-09-1984 17h504.5 m to 5.5m white sharkSpearfishingNo Injury, PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Harry Ingram
Guadalupe Island 08-09-1973 16h45White sharkFree diving, SpearfishingFATAL, leg bittenYES 37yo Al Schneppershoff
Ensenada 07h15Hammerhead shark, 5.2 m [17']Boat stopped to repair electric pumpShark tried to bite prop twiceNO 16' cabin cruiser with 35 hp outboard motor
Free divingFATALYES Rosario Bianci
Descano Point FishingHooked shark capsized rowboat & the 2 men were drowned PROVOKED INCIDENTYES 36 & 23yo Efrain Ybarra & Francisco Durazzo
30-06-1968 AfternoonNot authenticatedNo injuryNO 43yo Robert Slatzer
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