South Africa | KZN | Margate

Incident Details:

year: 1957
location: Margate
area: KZN
country: South Africa
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: Vernon James Berry
gender: M
age: 23
injury: fatal right arm broken & stripped of flesh left hand severed above wrist lower abdomen buttocks & thigh bitten
time: 16h23
species detail: >3 m [10'] shark
source: P. Lynch N. Doveton G. Wolfe M.Levine GSAF
species: unknown shark
date: 23-Dec-57
activity: Floating

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1957 on the date reported as 23-Dec-57 - Vernon James Berry, a male aged 23 was Floating near Margate. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Vernon James Berry. The attack was fatal