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List of all shark attacks in New Providence Island

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in New Providence Island. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 33.33%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Nassau 06-08-2016 SnorkelingLacerations to left legNO 15yo Johnny Stoch
Nassau 30-09-2006 Free diving / modelingPuncture wounds to left footNO 26yo Renata Foucre
Nassau 15-10-1965 1.8 m [6'], 180-lb sharkSunbathing on beach when he saw child being attacked by the sharkRight arm & right leg bittenNO 32yo Bruce Johnson, rescuer
Nassau 15-10-1965 1.8 m [6'], 180-lb sharkPlaying in the waterFATALYES young girl
Cable Beach 05-02-1947 5' sharkAttempting to ride a sharkArm bitten PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Bill Whitman
Nassau 10-03-1860 Remains recovered from shark caught days laterIn boat being towed by ship, KarnakFATALYES a pilot
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