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List of all shark attacks in Western Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


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.




Non Fatal

01-09-2010 Lacerations to face and neckNO 34yo Benjamin D'Emden
Fish Hoek 11-01-2010 15h15White sharkStandingFATALYES 37yo Lloyd Skinner
Colombo Harbor Spearfishing / freedivingSwim fins badly torn by the shark's teethNO Hiran Wickremartne
Colombo Harbor Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedFishingFATAL, but shark involvement not confirmedNO F. L. Fernando
Colombo 10-05-1817 EveningSwimmingFATALYES 22yo William May
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