Sierra Leone | Unspecified | Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River

Incident Details:

year: 1827
location: Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River
area: Unspecified
country: Sierra Leone
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: boy one of the crew of the ship Thomas Gelston
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: Foot bitten
time:
species detail:
source: Edinburgh Advertiser. 9-12-1828
species: unknown shark
date: Jun-1827
activity: Swimming

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1827 on the date reported as Jun-1827 - boy one of the crew of the ship Thomas Gelston, a male aged unknown was Swimming near Tombo Island in the Sierra Leone River. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked boy one of the crew of the ship Thomas Gelston. The attack was non-fatal (Foot bitten)