Samoa | Upolu Island | Apia Harbour

Incident Details:

year: 1890
location: Apia Harbour
area: Upolu Island
country: Samoa
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: a German sailor
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: Both legs severed
species detail:
source: Argus 9-9-1890
species: unknown shark
date: Reported 29-Aug-1890
activity: Bathing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1890 on the date reported as Reported 29-Aug-1890 - a German sailor, a male aged unknown was Bathing near Apia Harbour. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked a German sailor. The attack was non-fatal (Both legs severed)