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List of all shark attacks in Tamaulipas

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 5 shark attacks in Tamaulipas. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 60.00%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Miramar Beach, Tampico BathingU.S. destroyer John W. Weeks, 6 miles offshore, demonstrating guns & bombs for Mexican officials was thought to have driven the shark into the shallows where it bit the bather before other bathers drove it away with sticks & clubs.NO male
Tampico SwimmingRight leg severed below kneeNO Crew member of Casanova
Tampico 1.8 m sharkThe Ward liner Esperanza stranded during a gale & she leapt overboard to rescue her dog which had been swept overboard.FATALYES Ofelia Rivas
Tampico 05-07-1915 FishingFATALYES Captain Thaxton
Tampico 10-09-1899 SwimmingFATALYES Paul Guyot
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