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List of all shark attacks in Hamilton

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in Hamilton. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 16.67%. 1 attacks came out of the blue while 5 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Hamilton Parish NightFishingArm bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO McCallan
Astwood's Cove Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedMurdered, body scavenged by sharksNO 29yo Dorothy Barbara Rawlinson
Nine miles off Frasconi Flats 1.5 m [5'] sharkFishingRight foot bitten by shark caught & taken onboard by Mrs. Tucker North PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Captain Earnest Gibbons, skipper of the cruiser Cupid
Hamilton 14-08-1967 16h00FloatingRight foot abraded & laceratedNO 19yo Sue Ferguson
01-07-1965 No injury to occupant, shark bit boatNO 12' boat Sio Ag, occupant: John Riding
2 miles south of Castle Island Harbour entrance to Hamilton 28-06-1964 Conducting a promotional film project for the Gemini space program (a practice astronaut recovery)7 rescued, 7 bodies recovered, 10 missing. Many sharks in crash area.YES 2 USAF 4-engine planes (an HC-54 & a HC-97) each with 12 onboard collided in mid-air at low altitude and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean
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