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List of all shark attacks in france

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 13 shark attacks in FRANCE. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 23.08%. 7 attacks came out of the blue while 6 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Wallis Island 22-05-2014 Morning3m sharkScuba divingLacerations to left thigh and hipNO Eric Barnabas
25-08-2013 20h30Mako shark, 5'Longline fishing for sharksLaceration to right arm from hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 50yo Ramon Arufe
Gruissan 31-07-1986 SurvivedNO
31-12-1971 White sharkSwimmingShoulder injuredNO
St. Tropez Description of shark does not ring trueBathingLacerations to arm & legNO Samuel Matthews
Nice FATALYES child
Antibes White sharkBathingLeg severedNO seaman
la Badine, Hyères 14-07-1894 1.8 m sharkFishingNo injuryYES la Badine, Hyères,
Brest 23-06-1892 InvalidFishing boatNo injury, no attackNO
Between Nice & Villefranche 07-12-1884 02h0010' sharkFATAL Leg severed by harpooned shark PROVOKED INCIDENTYES child
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