Historical Shark Attacks In Turtle Beach

Located on the coastline, Turtle Beach is a peaceful spot for those who love nature and the beach.

This special place has clean, sandy shores with palm trees and clear blue waters.

Visitors can relax in the sun and listen to the calming sounds of the ocean.

Surfers and paddleboarders can enjoy the gentle waves, while beachcombers can explore for shells and treasures.

Turtle Beach is known for its sea turtles and also has sharks in the waters.

However, shark sightings close to the shore are rare.

Visitors should be careful and respect the wildlife in the area.

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Understanding our data at Turtle Beach

In our comprehensive overview of turtle beach, 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 beaches, neighboring beaches 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

AreaFlorida
LocationTurtle Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota County
Date1958-06-24
Year1958
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUsa
ActivityWalking
NameFrank A. Mahala
SexM
Age17.0
InjuryLower Left Leg & Foot Bitten
FatalN
Time17H10
SpeciesTiger Shark?

Recorded Attack #2

AreaFlorida
Location9 Miles North Of Turtle Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota County
Date1958-07-27
Year1958
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUsa
ActivitySwimming, Ducking For Shells In Water 0.9 M Deep
NameRobert Lawton (Brother & Rescuer)
SexM
Age12.0
Injury3 Lacerations On Leg
FatalN
Time16H10
SpeciesTiger Shark, 1.5 M To 1.8 M [5' To 6']
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Recorded Attack #3

AreaFlorida
LocationTurtle Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota County
Date2007-06-12
Year2007
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUsa
ActivitySwimming
NameJeanne Schaefer
SexF
AgeN/A
InjuryRight Foot Bitten
FatalN
Time11H00
Species3' To 4' Shark

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