Australia | New South Wales | Clarence Head

Incident Details:

year: 1963
location: Clarence Head
area: New South Wales
country: Australia
fatality: non-fatal
species: nurse
victim: Jack Sonter
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: Foot lacerated by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENT
species detail: Grey nurse shark
source: H.D. Baldridge (1994) SAF Case #1472
species: nurse shark
date: 22-Apr-63
activity: Fishing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1963 on the date reported as 22-Apr-63 - Jack Sonter, a male aged unknown was Fishing near Clarence Head. A nurse shark was reported to have attacked Jack Sonter. The attack was non-fatal (Foot lacerated by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENT)