FRENCH POLYNESIA | Central Tuamotu | Tupapati, Hikueru Atoll

Incident Details:

year: 2015
location: Tupapati, Hikueru Atoll
area: Central Tuamotu
fatality: non-fatal
species: Blacktip Reef
victim: male
gender: M
age: 18 mont
injury: Thigh bitten
species detail: Blacktip Reef shark
source: Radio1, 3/9/2015
species: Blacktip Reef shark
date: 07-Mar-2015
activity: Sitting in the water

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 2015 on the date reported as 07-Mar-2015 - male, a male aged 18 mont was Sitting in the water near Tupapati, Hikueru Atoll. A Blacktip Reef shark was reported to have attacked male. The attack was non-fatal (Thigh bitten)