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List of all shark attacks in dominican-republic

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


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.




Non Fatal

Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana 11-02-2016 15h00WadingAvulsion injury to lower legNO Patricia Howe
Playa Jackson 27-09-2011 FishingSevere injuries to left arm PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 48yo Leocadio Reyes Sarante
Boca Chica 14-11-2010 MorningDivingFATALYES 21yo Pinales Pedro Zapata
Boeing 757 enroute from Porta Plata 04-02-1996 Boeing 757 enroute from Porta Plata plunged into the sea106 bodies were recovered, some had been bitten by sharksYES No survivors. 189 people were lost
Mona Passage 05-10-1987 40 to 50 sharks attacked survivors in the waterVessel caught fire & capsized, survivors in the waterOf 160 people on board, >100 missingYES
21-05-1969 16h00SurfingNO 18yo Douglas Kuchn, Jr.
Rio Haina Port 31-07-1963 8 sharksSwimming, when caught in heavy seasFATAL. 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
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