There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in Western Area. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.86%. 6 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.
|Lumely Beach, Freetown||27-03-2006||3 m, 600-kg shark||Fishing||Reportedly FATAL but few details||YES||4 fishermen|
|Freetown||FATAL||YES||18yo Keith Meaden|
|Freetown||31-12-1888||Cleaning the side of a ship||FATAL||YES||English sailor|
|02-07-1829||Both hands severed||NO||Thomas Cargill|
|River Sierra Leone, 35 miles upriver from Freetown||27-09-1828||British ship, Britannia, was loading lumber. He was bathing||Left arm severed 2.5" from elbow, groin, abdomen, right forearm & hand lacerated, flesh removed from thigh, baring femur. Both arms surgically amputated: left arm above elbow, right arm above wrist. Survived||NO||17yo Thomas Corrigle, an apprentice from the ship|
|Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River||31-05-1827||Swimming||The boy's foot was bitten||NO||A boy, one of the crew of the ship Thomas Gelston|
|Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River||31-05-1827||Swimming||Davis' leg was severed||NO||William Davis, of the ship Thomas Gelston|