Australia | New South Wales | Lennox Head Ballina

Incident Details:

year: 1962
location: Lennox Head Ballina
area: New South Wales
country: Australia
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: Gary Raymond Hiscocks
gender: M
age: 19
injury: Dorsum of foot lacerated & toe severed
time: 13h30
species detail: 2.1 m [7'] shark a shark's serrated tooth recovered from toe
source: The Star (Johannesburg) Daily Telegraph (Sydney) Sydney Morning Herald The Examiner (Launceston) 1-15-1962 V.M. Coppleson (1962) p.246 R.D. Weeks GSAF
species: unknown shark
date: 14-Jan-62
activity: Surfing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1962 on the date reported as 14-Jan-62 - Gary Raymond Hiscocks, a male aged 19 was Surfing near Lennox Head Ballina. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Gary Raymond Hiscocks. The attack was non-fatal (Dorsum of foot lacerated & toe severed)