Australia | New South Wales | Cronulla

Incident Details:

year: 1962
location: Cronulla
area: New South Wales
country: Australia
fatality: non-fatal
species: whale
victim: Robert Smith
gender: M
age: 19
injury: Suffered from shock & immersion after being dragged underwater by speared shark PROVOKED INCIDENT
time:
species detail: 3m [10'] bronze whaler
source: Daily Mirror (Sydney) & Sydney Morning Herald 1-22-1962
species: whale shark
date: 21-Jan-62
activity: Spearfishing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1962 on the date reported as 21-Jan-62 - Robert Smith, a male aged 19 was Spearfishing near Cronulla. A whale shark was reported to have attacked Robert Smith. The attack was non-fatal (Suffered from shock & immersion after being dragged underwater by speared shark PROVOKED INCIDENT)