South Africa | KZN | Scottburgh

Incident Details:

year: 1958
location: Scottburgh
area: KZN
country: South Africa
fatality: fatal
species: white
victim: Derryck Garth Prinsloo
gender: M
age: 42
injury: fatal mauled below waist femoral artery severed
time: 07h30
species detail: 127-kg [280-lb] white shark caught with victim?s swim suit in its gut
source: M. Levine GSAF
species: white shark
date: 9-Jan-58
activity: Standing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1958 on the date reported as 9-Jan-58 - Derryck Garth Prinsloo, a male aged 42 was Standing near Scottburgh. A white shark was reported to have attacked Derryck Garth Prinsloo. The attack was fatal