Nicaragua | Lower San Juan River | Unspecified

Incident Details:

year: 1938
location: Unspecified
area: Lower San Juan River
country: Nicaragua
fatality: fatal
species: bull
victim: Elena Hodgson & Isaac Ollis
gender:
age: unknown
injury: fatal x 2 all other passengers & crew reached shore after a long swim
time:
species detail: Thought to involve bull sharks
source: NY Times L. Schultz & M. Malin p.558
species: bull shark
date: 17-Jun-38
activity: The schooner Elizabeth bound from Bluefields Nicaragua to the river port of San Carlos foundered

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1938 on the date reported as 17-Jun-38 - Elena Hodgson & Isaac Ollis, a female aged unknown was The schooner Elizabeth bound from Bluefields Nicaragua to the river port of San Carlos foundered near Unspecified. A bull shark was reported to have attacked Elena Hodgson & Isaac Ollis. The attack was fatal