TODAY is drizzly and rainy...best time for the fatal great white sharks!

So I will just have a quick swim before they can smell my cheeks!






http://www.goldcoastaustralia.com/gold-coast-shark-attacks.html








http://www.goldcoastaustralia.com/gold-coast-shark-attacks.html

Gold Coast shark attacks - statistics and related information
Since the instigation of the Shark Control Program by the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries in the 1960s, sharks are rarely sighted on open surf beaches (perhaps once every six months) and there has not been a fatal shark attack off a Gold Coast ocean beach since 1964. However, shark sightings in the canals are very common and since 2002 there have been two fatal shark attacks in canals and inland lakes.
The following table shows the number of recorded shark attacks on the Gold Coast, where the attack took place, the nature of the injury, what the person was doing at the time, the time of day, species of shark and other relevant information where available.
Please note that shark attacks have not been listed where it was clear that the shark was provoked (for example there have been a number of incidents where shark fisherman have been bitten while trying to remove sharks from their nets), or where it has not been proven that a shark was at fault (there have been incidents where people have gone missing and it has been presumed that a shark took them, but there is insufficient evidence to confirm the details).
Unprovoked shark attacks on the Gold Coast: 1905-2007
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Date
Area
Activity
Name
Sex
Age
Injury
Time
Species
Information Source
12-Jun-1905
Fingal Beach
Surfing
male, an American tourist
M

No injury, board broken in two

3m shark
Herald, 4/10/1990, p.4
15-Apr-1934
Currumbin
Body surfing
Frank Ilett
M
34
Leg lacerated & punctured
9:30

V.M. Coppleson (1958), pp.92 & 238. Note: L. Schultz lists date as 1/15/1934
27-Oct-1937
Kirra Beach
Swimming
Norman Girvan
M
18
FATAL
17:30
3.6m Female Tiger Shark
V.M. Coppleson, pp.51, 81-84 & 234; A. Sharpe, pp.94-96; H. Edwards, pp.114-115
15-Jan-1940
Surfers Paradise
Swimming
Douglas Bright
M
22
Chest lacerated
Afternoon

V.M. Coppleson (1958), pp. 93 & 238
25-Nov-1950
Burleigh Heads
Body surfing
Leo Vincent Ryan
M
21
Part of buttocks & fingers severed
17:15
3m 'White Shark'
G.P.Whitley (1951), p. 194, cites Sunday Herald (Sydney), 11/26/1950 edition; V.M. Coppleson (1958), pp. 93-94 & 239
25-Nov-1950
Burleigh Heads
Swimming
Leo Ryan
M

Lost left hand


Source
13-Dec-1953
Palm Beach
Swimming or wading out to warn bathers that a shark had been seen
Neil Tapp
M
16
Bruised shoulder chest & foot
12:00

V.M. Coppleson (1958), pp.95 & 240
23-Nov-1958
Surfers Paradise
Swimming
Peter Gerard Spronk
M
21
FATAL
17:15

Source
22-Nov-1959
Surfers Paradise
Trailing the field in a surf race
Jeffrey Francis Sasche (or Sachse)
M
19
Lower left leg bittten, hand abraded
11:00
3m-4.3m Shark
Daily Mirror (Sydney) 11/23/1959 edition; G.P. Whitley; P. Gilbert, L. Schultz & S. Springer (1960); J. Green, p.35
22-Nov-1959
Surfers Paradise
taking part in a club race
Geoff Sachse
M

bitten on both legs and arms


Source
28-Nov-1959
North Burleigh
Standing in chest-deep water
David Beaver
M
17
Right foot lacerated
7:30
Small Shark
Sunday Mail (Brisbane), 11/29/1959 edition
4-Feb-1962
Greenmount Beach
Swimming
Lance Maloney
M
35
Shin bitten
2:30
60cm shark
Courier Mail (Brisbane), 2/5/1962
18-Nov-1964
Fingal Beach
Rescuing swimmers
Glenthorne Prior
M
29
FATAL
13:30

Daily Mirror (Sydney), 11/19/1964 edition
30-Nov-1967
Surfers Paradise

Jan Ligrov
M
18
Arm lacerated

Grey Nurse
(1994) #1524
22-Dec-1972
Currumbin Rock

Mark Worman
M

Hand bitten


R. McKenzie, Sunday Mail, 9/6/1987, p.11
26-Apr-1977
Tallebudgera

Gary Jones
M

Survived


R. McKenzie, Sunday Mail, 9/6/1987, p.11
2-Nov-1989
Mermaid Waters
Swimming in canal
Kristoffer Fredriksen
M
10
Left ankle broken & lacerated

2m Shark, possibly Bronze Whaler
Courier-Mail, 11/7/1989, p.3
28-Oct-1990
Mermaid Waters
Swimming
Craig Coleman
M
26
Buttocks & hip bitten
20:30

Sunday Mail (QLD), 10/28/1990, p.1
28-Nov-1990
Nerang River
Swimming
Michael Pignolet
M
26
Abdomen, hip, leg & arm bitten

1.5m Shark
Herald Sun, 11/30/1990, p.34
19-Jan-1991
Mermaid Waters
Swimming
Michael Sproule
M
35
Hands, legs & buttocks lacerated
8:10

Sunday Mail, 1/20/1991, p.1
28-Feb-1997
Nerang River (Carrara)
Swimming
female
F
21
Left leg biten

Small Shark
The Advertiser, 3/1/1997, p.12
30-Mar-2000
Main Beach
Swimming
Andrija Rojcezic
M
30
Left calf bitten
14:00

Source
16-Dec-2002
Miami Lake
Swimming
Beau Martin
M
23
FATAL
2:30
Bull shark
T. Peake, GSAF; Northern Territory News, 12/20/2002, p.9
8-Feb-2003
Burleigh Lake
Swimming
Bob Purcell
M
84
FATAL
Morning
2m Bull Shark
T. Peake, GSAF; Sunday Territorian, 2/9/2003, p.9




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Comments

  1. Glenthorne Prior did not die as a result of a shark attack. He drowned while saving two friends.

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