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List of all shark attacks in reunion-island

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 5 shark attacks in REUNION ISLAND. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 80.00%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

11-12-2019 3.4 m tiger sharkKayakingPartial remains recovered 12/26/2019 from sharkNO 70yo
L’Hermitage Lagoon 01-11-2019 10' tiger sharkSnorkelingHand recovered from shark but death may have been due to drowningYES 44yo Richard Martyn Turner
Sainte-Rose at the mouth of Riviere de l'Est 29-01-2019 09h15FishingFATALYES 41yo Floris Huet
Saint Leu 08-05-2018 16h26SurfingFATALYES 28yo Kim Mahbouli
Swimming off the British steamer Troutpool SwimmingFATALYES 16yo James C. Stonehouse
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