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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

Compass Cay 27-07-2013 16h45Nurse sharkCleaning fishBitten on left handNO 64yo male
Scotland Cay 27-07-2013 16h056' sharkSpearfishingLeg bittenNO 40yo Erik Norrie
Savannah Sound 20-03-2013 Fly fishingLeft foot bittenNO 50yo Kerry Anderson
06-07-2012 SpearfishingLacerations to right legNO Sean Connelly
Cat Island 21-01-2012 Tiger sharkDiving, photographing sharksNo injury, shark grabbed his cameraNO Russell Easton
Off Lucaya 12-07-2011 12h30Scuba divingInjuries to armNO 54yo male
Tiger Beach 25-01-2011 15h00Caribbean reef sharkScuba divingArm bittenNO 55yo Jim Abernethy
Elbow Cay 01-10-2010 15h00Possibly a 6' lemon sharkSurfingBitten between left ankle & kneeNO Jane Engle
01-10-2010 Lemon sharkSnorkelingCalf bittenNO Jose Molla
Off Jaws Beach, New Providence Island 28-08-2010 Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedSwimming after boat became disabledHis partial remains were recovered from a 12' tiger shark on September 5, 2010. Cause of death was thought to be drowningNO 43yo Judson Newton
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