Ghana | Unspecified | Cape Coast

Incident Details:

year: 1826
location: Cape Coast
area: Unspecified
country: Ghana
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: a seaman from HM Redwing
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: fatal
species detail:
source: Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 7-25-1827
species: unknown shark
date: Ca. Nov-1826
activity: Bathing

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1826 on the date reported as Ca. Nov-1826 - a seaman from HM Redwing, a male aged unknown was Bathing near Cape Coast. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked a seaman from HM Redwing. The attack was fatal