Iraq | Basrah | Shatt-al-Arab River

Incident Details:

year: 1970
location: Shatt-al-Arab River
area: Basrah
country: Iraq
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: male
gender: M
age: 35
injury: Left hand bitten
time: Afternoon
species detail:
source: B.W. Coad & L.A.J. Al-Hassan
species: unknown shark
date: 1970s
activity: Fishing trying to catch the end of his fishing line

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1970 on the date reported as 1970s - male, a male aged 35 was Fishing trying to catch the end of his fishing line near Shatt-al-Arab River. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked male. The attack was non-fatal (Left hand bitten)