Papua New Gunea | Milne Bay Province | Samarai Island

Incident Details:

year: 1956
location: Samarai Island
area: Milne Bay Province
country: Papua New Gunea
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: Titus Tiso
gender: M
age: 16
injury: fatal left arm shoulder & chest bitten
time: 12h00
species detail:
source: Beavis Kwato Mission A. M. Rapson p. 149 V.M. Coppleson (1958) p.264
species: unknown shark
date: 24-Dec-56
activity: Spearfishing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1956 on the date reported as 24-Dec-56 - Titus Tiso, a male aged 16 was Spearfishing near Samarai Island. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Titus Tiso. The attack was fatal