Australia | Queensland | Ellis Beach 20 miles from Cairns

Incident Details:

year: 1945
location: Ellis Beach 20 miles from Cairns
area: Queensland
country: Australia
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: Phillip South Collin
gender: M
age: 30
injury: fatal body not recovered
time: 15h20
species detail: 4.3 m [14'] shark
source: G.P. Whitley (1951) p.193;V.M. Coppleson (1958) pp.87-88 & 239 A. Sharpe p.97
species: unknown shark
date: 18-Aug-45
activity: Swimming after a tennis ball

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1945 on the date reported as 18-Aug-45 - Phillip South Collin, a male aged 30 was Swimming after a tennis ball near Ellis Beach 20 miles from Cairns. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Phillip South Collin. The attack was fatal