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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

Spanish Cay 30-07-2009 Bull sharkSpearfishingLacerations to calfNO 14yo Derek Mitchell
10-07-2009 Caribbean reef shark, 6'SpearfishingLeg bitten by shark that had been shot in the head by another diver PROVOKED INCIDENTNO John Cooper
05-03-2009 7' sharkSpearfishingLacerations to right forearm after he poked the shark with his spear PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 48yo Luis Hernandez
27-06-2008 11h00Bull shark, 6' to 7'SpearfishingLacerations to calfNO 42yo Max Briggs
Off West End 23-05-2008 Tiger sharks in areaSea DisasterBoat capsized in squall. 2 bodies scavenged by sharksNO unknown
Dive site known as "The End of the Map" 23-02-2008 10h00A bull shark, according to some of the divers on the boatDivingLeg bitten, FATALYES 49yo Markus Groh
Sweetings Cay 27-09-2007 12h00Caribbean reef sharkSpearfishingThigh bittenNO 48yo Leslie Gano
Allan-Pensacola Cay 09-07-2007 11h00Bull shark, 5'SpearfishingLacerations to thumb, ring and pinky fingers of right handNO 48yo Joanie Regan
30-04-2007 Lemon shark, >1 mShark taggingLacerations to right upper arm by captive shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 20yo Sabrina Garcia
Nassau 30-09-2006 Free diving / modelingPuncture wounds to left footNO 26yo Renata Foucre
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