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List of all shark attacks in Havana Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 19 shark attacks in Havana Province. Out of those, 11 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 57.89%. 13 attacks came out of the blue while 6 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Havana Harbor SwimmingRight leg severed at knee. In 1796 he became Lord Mayor of London. In 1778 he commissioned American artist, John Singleton Copley, to paint the incident: Watson and the SharkNO 14yo Brook Watson
Off Jaimanitas Yacht Club, Havana Swimming to shore from capsized sailboatFATALYES Majin Alvarez Piedra
LaPlaya Beach / Vedado, Havana EveningSwimmingRight arm & leg bitten, arm & leg surgically amputatedNO 29yo Emilio Grenet
Havana Fishing for sharksFATAL, became entangled in fishing line and pulled below the surfaceYES 18yo William Bolster
Havana Harbor Lost his footing & fell overboardFATAL, left leg severed below knee, right leg severed above knee by a second sharkYES Sailor from ship Mobile
Miramar subdivision, Havana Swimming a quarter mile offshoreFATAL, right leg bittenYES 23yo Pablo Medina
Miramar, Havana SwimmingFATAL, "rescuers saw shark trying to drag him under by the leg"YES Laureano Rodriguez
Vedado Baths, Miramar, Havana FATAL (Wire netting installed at local beaches after this incident.)SwimmingFATAL (Wire netting installed at local beaches after this incident.)YES 18yo Manuel Romero
Cojimar Playing on rock, slipped & fell into the waterFATALYES boy
Havana Harbor Fell overboardFATALYES a sailor
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