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List of all shark attacks in okinawa

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in OKINAWA. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 66.67%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Sunayama Beach 15-09-2000 17h00White shark, 2.5 mSurfingFATALYES 31yo Takayuki Miura
Hirara 11-07-1997 White sharkFishing for octopusFATAL, legs severedYES 55yo Shizuo Nakachi
Boragawa Beach 08-10-1996 Swimming or snorkelingFATALYES male
Hirara City 22-07-1996 5 m [16.5'] white sharkSwimmingFATAL, torso & abdomen bitten, forearm severedLYES 52yo Mr. Moriyoshi Takehara
SurvivedNO 17yo Hyoyu Kadena
American minesweeper USS YMS-472 foundered in a typhoon - swimming to shoreLaceration to armNO 20yo Lowell J. Bemis
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