Netherlands Antilles | Curacao | Unspecified

Incident Details:

year: 1952
location: Unspecified
area: Curacao
country: Netherlands Antilles
fatality: non-fatal
species: Bull
victim: A.J. Eggink
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: Buttock bitten tissue removed
species detail: 2.7 m [9'] bull shark was captured & dragged on the sand where tissue taken from Eggink was found in its gut. Species identification was made by S. Springer based on 4 photographs of the shark.
source: J. Randall p.352 in Sharks & Survival H.D. Baldridge p.172
species: Bull shark
date: 30-Mar-52
activity: Went to aid of child being menaced by the shark

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1952 on the date reported as 30-Mar-52 - A.J. Eggink, a male aged unknown was Went to aid of child being menaced by the shark near Unspecified. A Bull shark was reported to have attacked A.J. Eggink. The attack was non-fatal (Buttock bitten tissue removed)