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List of all shark attacks in nicaragua

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in NICARAGUA. Out of those, 5 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 71.43%. 6 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Thought to involve bull sharksThe schooner Elizabeth, bound from Bluefields, Nicaragua to the river port of San Carlos founderedFATAL x 2, all other passengers & crew reached shore after a long swimYES Elena Hodgson & Isaac Ollis
Granada, Granada Department BathingFATALYES
San Jan del Sur Morning3.7 m to 4.6 m [12' to 15'] sharkBathingSurvivedNO boy
Bull sharks to 1.5 m [5'] in lengthSome killed & others severely injuredYES multiple bathers
A shark was caught, its head severed from body and hung from the anchor davit onboard the U.S.S. Bor Feeling the shark’s teethSharks’s jaws snapped shut, lacerating his right hand PROVOKED INCIDENTNO a sailor
A village north of San Carlos 31-12-1956 Bull shark caught, leg recovered & buried beside the man's bodyLashing logs together when he fell into the waterFATAL, leg severedYES an Indian
Greytown 21-12-1902 18h00SwimmingFATALYES 30yo Frederick Wiseman
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