There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 57.14%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.
|Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana||11-02-2016||15h00||Wading||Avulsion injury to lower leg||NO||Patricia Howe|
|Playa Jackson||27-09-2011||Fishing||Severe injuries to left arm PROVOKED INCIDENT||NO||48yo Leocadio Reyes Sarante|
|Boca Chica||14-11-2010||Morning||Diving||FATAL||YES||21yo Pinales Pedro Zapata|
|Boeing 757 enroute from Porta Plata||04-02-1996||Boeing 757 enroute from Porta Plata plunged into the sea||106 bodies were recovered, some had been bitten by sharks||YES||No survivors. 189 people were lost|
|Mona Passage||05-10-1987||40 to 50 sharks attacked survivors in the water||Vessel caught fire & capsized, survivors in the water||Of 160 people on board, >100 missing||YES|
|21-05-1969||16h00||Surfing||NO||18yo Douglas Kuchn, Jr.|
|Rio Haina Port||31-07-1963||8 sharks||Swimming, when caught in heavy seas||FATAL. Eyewitness said, "One was thrown in the air like a basketball, and while in the air another shark took a bite out of his belly."||YES||23 & 26yo 2 males|