South Africa | KZN | Karridene

Incident Details:

year: 1957
location: Karridene
area: KZN
country: South Africa
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: Robert Wherley
gender: M
age: 16
injury: Left leg severed at knee part of left thigh removed
time: 17h00
species detail:
source: M. Levine GSAF
species: unknown shark
date: 18-Dec-57
activity: Body surfing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1957 on the date reported as 18-Dec-57 - Robert Wherley, a male aged 16 was Body surfing near Karridene. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Robert Wherley. The attack was non-fatal (Left leg severed at knee part of left thigh removed)