There have been a total of 5 shark attacks in Western Province. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 40.00%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.
|01-09-2010||Lacerations to face and neck||NO||34yo Benjamin D'Emden|
|Fish Hoek||11-01-2010||15h15||White shark||Standing||FATAL||YES||37yo Lloyd Skinner|
|Colombo Harbor||Spearfishing / freediving||Swim fins badly torn by the shark's teeth||NO||Hiran Wickremartne|
|Colombo Harbor||Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmed||Fishing||FATAL, but shark involvement not confirmed||NO||F. L. Fernando|
|Colombo||10-05-1817||Evening||Swimming||FATAL||YES||22yo William May|