Historical Shark Attacks In Caribbean Sea, Columbia

The coast of the Caribbean Sea in Colombia is known for its beautiful beaches with clear blue waters, white sand, and lush green landscapes.

This beach destination is popular for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.

While sharks can be found in the waters, encounters are rare, and authorities work to keep visitors safe.

With awareness and precautions, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of this beach location in Colombia.

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Understanding our data at Caribbean Sea

In our comprehensive overview of caribbean sea, the data presented in this article is compiled from a variety of public sources, providing a consolidated view of shark encounters by beach.

As you explore the data, it is important to note that while we have organized the information by specific areas, neighboring areas may also have their own detailed posts.

We encourage you to utilize the search function on our website to discover unique posts that may pertain to nearby locations.

Given the unpredictable and often chaotic circumstances surrounding shark attacks, some of the details within our tables have been inferred post-incident.

This is a common practice in the documentation of such events, due to factors like the rapid response required at the scene and the retrospective nature of assembling such data.

Our aim is to offer a resource that not only informs but also enhances awareness and safety practices for all who venture into the marine environment.

As you navigate through the information, we hope it serves as a reminder of the respect and caution that our florida beaches command.

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Recorded Attack #1

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationCartegena
DateN/A
Year1951
TypeUnprovoked
CountryColumbia
ActivityBathing
Name4 People Killed In The Past Week, Others Injured
SexN/A
AgeN/A
InjuryFatal
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #2

AreaCaribbean Sea
Location20 Miles From Havana
Date1923-01-14
Year1923
TypeInvalid
CountryCuba
ActivitySeaplane Columbus Ditched In The Sea
NameEdwin F. Atkins, Jr.
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryAlthough This Incident Is Listed Elsewhere As A Shark Attack, The Account Of The Disaster Suggests The 4 Who Perished Probably Drowned. Five People Survived
FatalUnknown
TimeN/A
SpeciesAtkins' Remains Were Recovered From A Dusky Shark, C. Obscurus, By Capt. W. F. Young, Shark Fisherman
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Recorded Attack #3

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationBetween St. Kitts & Nevis
Date1970-08-02
Year1970
TypeInvalid
CountryN/A
ActivitySea Disaster Sinking Of Ferryboat Christina
NameN/A
SexN/A
AgeN/A
InjurySharks Scavenged On Bodies, But No Record Of Them Injuring Survivors
FatalUnknown
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesShark Involvement Prior To Death Was Not Confirmed

Recorded Attack #4

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationBetween Cuba & Costa Rica
Date1949-12-01
Year1949
TypeSea Disaster
CountryN/A
ActivitySea Disaster, Sinking Of The Motorship Wingate
NameAlbert Battles, James Dean & 4 Crew
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryFatal Or Drowning Or Scavenging
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesShark Involvement Not Confirmed
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Recorded Attack #5

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationGolfo De Los Mosquitos
Date1965-11-03
Year1965
TypeInvalid
CountryPanama
ActivityArgentine Air Force C-54
Name68 People Missing (Crew & Passengers)
SexN/A
AgeN/A
Injury2 Life Preservers Had Been Bitten By Sharks
FatalUnknown
Time07H32
SpeciesShark Involvement Not Confirmed

Recorded Attack #6

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationN/A
Date1950-07-15
Year1950
TypeUnprovoked
CountryCuba
ActivitySwept Off Deck Of S.S.Frontenac Enroute From West Indies To Us
NameJohan Loekstad, A Norwegian Seaman
SexM
Age30.0
InjuryFound At 21H30 By Searchlight. Had Been Constantly Harassed By Sharks & Had Numerous Lacerations
FatalN
Time18H15 To 21H30
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #7

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationN/A
Date1964-05-30
Year1964
TypeUnprovoked
CountryPanama
ActivityStanding
NameW.W. Fitzsimmons
SexM
Age47
InjuryNo Injury
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesLemon Shark

Recorded Attack #8

AreaCaribbean Sea
LocationN/A
Date1944-05-04
Year1944
TypeUnprovoked
CountryPanama
ActivityWashed Overboard By Swell
NameUs Naval Seaman, One Of A Crew On A Panama Sea Frontier Naval Patrol Craft Manned By Coast Guard
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryFatal. His Back Was Bitten As He Was Being Towed To Ship By Rescuer, Lieut (J.G.) Stanley Kurta, Then The Shark Pulled Him Below The Surface.
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesWhite Shark, 2.4 M [8']
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