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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

Mangrove Cay 23-06-2006 13h00SpearfishingRight arm severely bittenNO 25yo Whitefield Rolle
Sandy Cay 10-01-2006 MorningInvalidDiving for lobstersNo injury, divers felt threatened by 10' pregnant female tiger shark & killed the sharkNO Hayward Thomas & Shalton Barr
Grand Cay 02-10-2005 DivingLacerations to right side of faceNO 35yo Nixon Pierre
Green Turtle Cay 17-05-2004 15h001,5 m [5'] Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi)Free diving & spearfishingLeft forearm bitten PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 63yo Wolfgang Leander
Bakers Bay 09-07-2003 14h30Unidentified speciesSpearfishingRight thigh bittenNO 58yo Richard Horton
10 miles west of Walker’s Cay 03-07-2003 14h452.1 m [7'] bull sharkSpearfishingLeft calf bittenNO 39yo Benjamin Brown
Great Guana Cay 31-12-2002 1.8 m [6'] sharkSpearfishingSwim fin bittenNO C.D. Dollar
Walkers Cay 08-04-2002 10h45Bull shark, 400-lbStandingCalf bittenNO 43yo Erich Ritter
North of Grand Cay 30-08-2001 13h303 m [10'] bull sharkSpearfishingTorso laceratedNO 44yo Nick Raich
High Rock, 25 to 30 miles east of Freeport 15-08-2001 16h001.9 m [6.5'] bull sharkSpearfishingCalf bittenNO 43yo Kent Bonde
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