Mediterranean | Unspecified | Unspecified

Incident Details:

year: 1758
location: Unspecified
area: Unspecified
country: Mediterranean
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: sailor
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: He was taken up alive and but little injured.
time:
species detail: The fish was harpooned dried and presented to the sailor who went round Europe exhibiting it It was said to be 20 feet long.
source: A.M. Hodgkin
species: unknown shark
date: 1758
activity: Fell overboard from a frigate & was swallowed by a shark. The captain fired a gun at the shark and the creature cast the man out of his throat.

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1758 on the date reported as 1758 - sailor, a male aged unknown was Fell overboard from a frigate & was swallowed by a shark. The captain fired a gun at the shark and the creature cast the man out of his throat. near Unspecified. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked sailor. The attack was non-fatal (He was taken up alive and but little injured. )