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List of all shark attacks in Southland

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 4 shark attacks in Southland. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Oreti Beach 15-01-2020 20h30Broadnose seven gill shark?SurfingMinor injury to lower legNO 13yo Jordan King
Oreti Beach 23-12-2019 "Evening"Boogie boardingLaceration to thighNO 17yo female
East side of Bench Island in the Foveaux Strait 26-02-2003 11h452.5 m [8.25'] white sharkScuba divingArm lacerated (shark made 3 strikes)NO 44yo Alistair Kerr
Long Beach 17-02-1962 1.8 m [6'] sharkSwimmingMistook shark's tail for kelp & grabbed it, legs abraded by shark's fins PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 15yo Fred Mason
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