Australia | New South Wales | Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour

Incident Details:

year: 1963
location: Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour
area: New South Wales
country: Australia
fatality: non-fatal
species: wobbegong
victim: Leslie Cook
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: 7 puncture wounds in right forearm from hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENT
time:
species detail: 3' wobbegong
source: Daily Examiner (Grafton NSW) 12-23-1963 J. Green p.30
species: wobbegong shark
date: 21-Dec-63
activity: Fishing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1963 on the date reported as 21-Dec-63 - Leslie Cook, a male aged unknown was Fishing near Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour. A wobbegong shark was reported to have attacked Leslie Cook. The attack was non-fatal (7 puncture wounds in right forearm from hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENT)