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.
|Oreti Beach||15-01-2020||20h30||Broadnose seven gill shark?||Surfing||Minor injury to lower leg||NO||13yo Jordan King|
|Oreti Beach||23-12-2019||"Evening"||Boogie boarding||Laceration to thigh||NO||17yo female|
|East side of Bench Island in the Foveaux Strait||26-02-2003||11h45||2.5 m [8.25'] white shark||Scuba diving||Arm lacerated (shark made 3 strikes)||NO||44yo Alistair Kerr|
|Long Beach||17-02-1962||1.8 m [6'] shark||Swimming||Mistook shark's tail for kelp & grabbed it, legs abraded by shark's fins PROVOKED INCIDENT||NO||15yo Fred Mason|