Croatia | Adriatic Sea | Opatija northwestern coast of Rijeka Bay

Incident Details:

year: 1961
location: Opatija northwestern coast of Rijeka Bay
area: Adriatic Sea
country: Croatia
fatality: fatal
species: White
victim: Sabit Plana
gender: M
age: 19
injury: fatal hand severed & legs bitten
time: Early afternoon
species detail: White shark
source: The Mid-Ocean News 9-28-1961 H.D. Baldridge p.15 A. De Maddalena Anon. (1961) Giudici & Fino (1989) Fergusson (1996)
species: White shark
date: 24-Sep-61
activity: Swimming

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1961 on the date reported as 24-Sep-61 - Sabit Plana, a male aged 19 was Swimming near Opatija northwestern coast of Rijeka Bay. A White shark was reported to have attacked Sabit Plana. The attack was fatal