Hong Kong | Unspecified | Junk Bay

Incident Details:

year: 1954
location: Junk Bay
area: Unspecified
country: Hong Kong
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: James Cook a seaman from HMS Comus
gender: M
age: 20
injury: fatal leg severely bitten
species detail:
source: V.M. Coppleson (1958) p.260 A. MacCormick p.121 citing Times of London 9-17-1954 [SAF Cases #299 & #298
species: unknown shark
date: 15-Sep-54
activity: Swimming

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1954 on the date reported as 15-Sep-54 - James Cook a seaman from HMS Comus, a male aged 20 was Swimming near Junk Bay. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked James Cook a seaman from HMS Comus. The attack was fatal