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List of all shark attacks in bermuda

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 16 shark attacks in BERMUDA. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 12.50%. 7 attacks came out of the blue while 9 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

26-07-1989 Shark involvement suspected but not confirmedScuba divingFATALNO 35yo Russian male
07-03-1981 Foundering of the Israeli freighter MezadaNext day 2 bodies recovered from sharksNO
31-12-1974 8' blue sharkSpearfishingLaceration to right ankleNO 25yo Geeteh Toussaint
Royal Canadian Navy CS2F-1 aircraft ditched in the sea 180 nautical miles WNW of Bermuda at 01h30 09h00 - 09h30Questionable incidentFloating on a raftNo injury, 5 sharks bumped raftNO 21, 34,24 & 35yo Crew of aircraft: McGreevy, Beakley, Rosenthal, Ryan & Hodge
Nine miles off Frasconi Flats 1.5 m [5'] sharkFishingRight foot bitten by shark caught & taken onboard by Mrs. Tucker North PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Captain Earnest Gibbons, skipper of the cruiser Cupid
Astwood's Cove Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedMurdered, body scavenged by sharksNO 29yo Dorothy Barbara Rawlinson
Elbow Beach 2.4 m [8'] shark, possibly a dusky sharkSwimmingLeft thigh bitten, chest lacerated & defense wounds on foot, fingers and handsNO 22yo Sub-Lieut. Edwin Michael Marks, of H.M.S. Sheffield
18 miles southwest of Bermuda 01h30British patrol boat 1250-ton HMS Valerian foundered in a hurricaneOf 104 people in the water, only 20 survived. 84 people were lost, many to sharks. Sharks 2 pulled crew off life raftsNO
Hamilton Parish NightFishingArm bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO McCallan
Hamilton 14-08-1967 16h00FloatingRight foot abraded & laceratedNO 19yo Sue Ferguson
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