Australia | Western Australia | Lancelin Island

Incident Details:

year: 1948
location: Lancelin Island
area: Western Australia
country: Australia
fatality: fatal
species: tiger
victim: Arthur Strahan
gender: M
age: 17
injury: fatal disappeared while swimming
species detail: His hand was found in a 2.4 m [8'] tiger shark caught 1-5-1949
source: V.M. Coppleson (1958) pp.22-23
species: tiger shark
date: 27-Dec-48
activity: Swimming

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1948 on the date reported as 27-Dec-48 - Arthur Strahan, a male aged 17 was Swimming near Lancelin Island. A tiger shark was reported to have attacked Arthur Strahan. The attack was fatal