Japan | Wakayama Prefecture | Susami

Incident Details:

year: 2004
location: Susami
area: Wakayama Prefecture
country: Japan
fatality: non-fatal
species: mako
victim: Yuji Torimi
gender: M
age: 51
injury: Suffered broken ribs when the shark's tail fin slammed into his chest
time:
species detail: 3.5 m [11.5'] 350-kg [772-lb] longfin mako shark
source: Mainichi Shimbun 7-17-2004
species: mako shark
date: 15-Jul-04
activity: Fishing for squid aboard the trawler Shikishima-Maru when the shark leapt into the boat

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 2004 on the date reported as 15-Jul-04 - Yuji Torimi, a male aged 51 was Fishing for squid aboard the trawler Shikishima-Maru when the shark leapt into the boat near Susami. A mako shark was reported to have attacked Yuji Torimi. The attack was non-fatal (Suffered broken ribs when the shark's tail fin slammed into his chest)