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List of all shark attacks in Tamil Nadu

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 9 shark attacks in Tamil Nadu. Out of those, 5 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 55.56%. 9 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Mahabalipuram beach, 37 km south of Chennai 11-11-2003 Tiger shark?Swimming or surfingLeft index finger laceratedNO 35yo Mark Moquin
Tuticorin DivingNo detailsNO a pearl diver
Tuticorin DivingNo detailsNO a pearl diver
Chennai (formerly Madras) Washed off catamaran in the surfFATALYES 7 or 8yo male
Vanagiri, Madras (Chennai), Bay of Bengal FishingLeg bittenNO 25yo Nedugattan
Chennai (formerly Madras) Bathing/SwimmingFATALYES Harold Dickinson
Madras 02-10-1889 SwimmingFATALYES B, a young English officer
Madras 01-07-1830 EveningWashing a dogFATALYES male
St. Thomé 29-04-1830 17h00-18h00BathingFATALYES Ensign Bromwick
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