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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

Bimini 18-09-1991 17h00InvalidSpearfishingInitally reported as a shark attack, forensic examination concluded cause of death was drowningNO 32yo Omar Karim Huneidi
Bimini 22-06-1990 14h301.2 m to 1.5 m [4' to 5'] sharkSpearfishingLeft forearm bittenNO 38yo Bruce Cease
Highborn Cay 08-08-1989 SpearfishingSevere hand and arm injuries; right hand surgically amputatedNO 31yo Judy St. Clair
22-07-1988 2 m to 2.5 m sharkFree diving & spearfishingHand bittenNO Kenny Isham
18-07-1988 1.5 m [5'] Caribbean reef sharkSpearfishing on scubaCheek bittenNO 28yo Larry Press
16-07-1988 1.5 m [5'] Caribbean reef sharkDivingRight palm laceratedNO 35yo Doug Perrine
03-07-1988 1.5 m [5'] sharkSnorkelingLeg laceratedNO Lowell Nickerson
30-06-1988 SpearfishingLacerations to armNO Peter Albury
Sampson Cay 08-07-1987 13h30SnorkelingRight leg bittenNO 35yo male from pleasure craft Press On Regardless
30-06-1987 2.5 to 3 m sharkSpearfishingPuncture marks to torsoNO Ken Austin
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