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.
|Sunayama Beach||15-09-2000||17h00||White shark, 2.5 m||Surfing||FATAL||YES||31yo Takayuki Miura|
|Hirara||11-07-1997||White shark||Fishing for octopus||FATAL, legs severed||YES||55yo Shizuo Nakachi|
|Boragawa Beach||08-10-1996||Swimming or snorkeling||FATAL||YES||male|
|Hirara City||22-07-1996||5 m [16.5'] white shark||Swimming||FATAL, torso & abdomen bitten, forearm severedL||YES||52yo Mr. Moriyoshi Takehara|
|Survived||NO||17yo Hyoyu Kadena|
|American minesweeper USS YMS-472 foundered in a typhoon - swimming to shore||Laceration to arm||NO||20yo Lowell J. Bemis|