British Isles | South Devon | Beesands

Incident Details:

year: 1971
location: Beesands
area: South Devon
country: British Isles
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: Jimmy Johnson
gender: M
age: 32
injury: No injury said to have been attacked by shark but drove it away with a lobster hook
time:
species detail: 3.6 m porbeagle shark
source: J. Steel (1989)
species: unknown shark
date: 1-Jun-71
activity: Scuba diving

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1971 on the date reported as 1-Jun-71 - Jimmy Johnson, a male aged 32 was Scuba diving near Beesands. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked Jimmy Johnson. The attack was non-fatal (No injury said to have been attacked by shark but drove it away with a lobster hook)