South Africa | KZN | Margate

Incident Details:

year: 1957
location: Margate
area: KZN
country: South Africa
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: Julia Painting
gender: F
age: 14
injury: Left arm severed torso bitten thigh lacerated many abrasions
time: 12h40
species detail: 1.8 m [6'] shark
source: J. Painting Dr. Feinberg M. Levine GSAF
species: unknown shark
date: 30-Dec-57
activity: Standing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1957 on the date reported as 30-Dec-57 - Julia Painting, a female aged 14 was Standing near Margate. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Julia Painting. The attack was non-fatal (Left arm severed torso bitten thigh lacerated many abrasions)