Pamama | Gulf Of Panama (Pacific Ocean) | Near Rey Island Las Perlas archipelago

Incident Details:

year: 1944
location: Near Rey Island Las Perlas archipelago
area: Gulf Of Panama (Pacific Ocean)
country: Pamama
fatality: fatal
species: white
victim: US Naval seaman one of a crew on a Panama Sea Frontier Naval Patrol craft manned by Coast Guard
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: fatal. 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.
time:
species detail: 2.4 m [8'] white shark
source: Star & Herald (Panama) 5-17-1944 V.M. Coppleson (1958) p.6 V.M. Coppleson (1962) p.258;
species: white shark
date: 4-May-44
activity: Washed overboard by swell

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1944 on the date reported as 4-May-44 - US Naval seaman one of a crew on a Panama Sea Frontier Naval Patrol craft manned by Coast Guard, a male aged unknown was Washed overboard by swell near Near Rey Island Las Perlas archipelago. A white shark was reported to have attacked US Naval seaman one of a crew on a Panama Sea Frontier Naval Patrol craft manned by Coast Guard. The attack was fatal