Indian Ocean | Unspecified | Between Straits of Malacca and Sri Lanka

Incident Details:

year: 1953
location: Between Straits of Malacca and Sri Lanka
area: Unspecified
country: Indian Ocean
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: Ensio Tiira & Fred Ericsson deserters from the French Foreign Legion
gender: B
age: unknown
injury: Sharks attacked raft & consumed the body of Ericsson after he died
time:
species detail:
source: E. Tiira
species: unknown shark
date: Mar-53
activity: Adrift on a 4' raft for 32 days

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1953 on the date reported as Mar-53 - Ensio Tiira & Fred Ericsson deserters from the French Foreign Legion, a female aged unknown was Adrift on a 4' raft for 32 days near Between Straits of Malacca and Sri Lanka. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Ensio Tiira & Fred Ericsson deserters from the French Foreign Legion. The attack was non-fatal (Sharks attacked raft & consumed the body of Ericsson after he died)