Historical Shark Attacks In San Blas, Panama

San Bias, Panama, is a tropical paradise known for its sandy beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs.

The archipelago comprises over 365 islands, some uninhabited.

Surrounded by jungle, San Bias teems with diverse marine life, including sharks.

Visitors can enjoy diving and snorkeling, but must follow safety rules.

It offers a unique mix of nature, seclusion, and adventure for those seeking a hidden gem.

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Understanding our data at San Blas

In our comprehensive overview of san blas, 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

AreaSan Blas
Location4 Miles From Tuwala, Near Mulatuppu
Date1963-07-01
Year1963
TypeUnprovoked
CountryPanama
ActivitySeining For Bait, Standing In Chest-Deep Water
NameAn Indian Male
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryFatal, Foot Nearly Severed
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #2

AreaSan Blas
LocationOff Achutuppu Island Near Ailigandi
Date1964-08-01
Year1964
TypeUnprovoked
CountryPanama
ActivityFree Diving / Spearfishingat Edge Of Reef
NameMale
SexM
Age21.0
InjuryFoot Lacerated
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesLess Than 1.2 M [4']
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Recorded Attack #3

AreaSan Blas
LocationOff Diable Island
Date1960-05-29
Year1960
TypeUnprovoked
CountryPanama
ActivitySpearfishing, Free Diving, Possibly Ascended Into Path Of Cruising Shark
NameEddie Dawkins
SexM
Age27.0
InjuryFace Lacerated
FatalN
Time08H30
SpeciesN/A

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