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List of all shark attacks in bahamas

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 115 shark attacks in BAHAMAS. Out of those, 11 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 9.57%. 89 attacks came out of the blue while 26 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Off Andros Island 10-12-2015 Bull sharkLobster fishingBitten on thigh, abdomen & handNO 26yo Richard Pinder
Port Lucaya, Freeport 03-07-2015 6' sharkSpearfishingLacerations to lower leg & ankleNO 23yo Katie Hester
Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay 05-01-2015 16h00White shark or oceanic whitetip sharkSnorkelingSevere bite to right flankNO 34yo Lacy Webb
08-08-2014 Bull shark, 9' to 10'SpearfishingPuncture wounds to right foot and ankleNO Andrew Hindley
Tiger Beach 12-07-2014 NightShark involvement not confirmedShark divingMissing after a dive, shark involvement considered probable, but not confirmedNO 63yo John Petty
24-06-2014 13h00Caribbean reef shark, 7' to 8'SpearfishingNo injury but shark took his pole spearNO 42yo Mark Adams
Off Cape Eleuthera 09-11-2013 11h00Shark fishingInjuries to arm & leg by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 77yo male
31-08-2013 Leg injuredNO boy
Freetown Beach 30-08-2013 Blacktip sharkSpearfishingLower left leg bittenNO Bryan Collins
Grand Cay 27-07-2013 11h15DivingBitten on rear lower extremitiesNO 50yo male
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