There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in Sicily. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 14.29%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 4 have been provoked by humans.
|Off Capo San Croce, near Augusta (Catania)||Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmed||On December 28, 1908, an earthquake, followed by tsunamis, destroyed coastal towns in Silcily and southern Italy, killing more than 100,000 people||3 unidentified bodies recovered (male, female & young girl) from gut of female 4.5 m [14'9"] white shark caught in fishing net. They may have drowned in tidal wave following earthquake||NO|
|Catania||White shark, 4 m [13']||Fishing on a boat||No injury to occupants||NO|
|Punta Secca||16h00||3 m to 3.6 m [10' to 11'9"] white shark||Snorkeling||Contusion of left foot||NO||13yo Neil Montoya|
|Stretto di Messina||31-05-1967||White shark, 4 to 5 m [13' to 16.5']||Fishing boat||No injury to occupants, harpooned shark sank boat PROVOKED INCIDENT||NO|
|Off Mondello Lighthouse||15-11-1963||Spearfishing||No injury||NO||28yo Dr. Salito|
|Stretto di Messina||31-12-1880||White sharks||Fishing on a boat||Non-Fatal||NO||male|
|Strait of Messina||05-04-1738||Swimming||FATAL||YES||male|