Samoan fisherman attacked by shark – 15 September 2017 – Upolu, Samoa

In a very brief report, the Sunday Samoan newspaper reports that a young man was fishing in the lagoon off Upolu island in the Samoan archipelago on Friday afternoon 15 September 2017 when he was attacked by a shark.


The young man from the village of Nofoali’i on the north coast of the island sustained injuries to his hands and legs. A local villager helped him before he was taken to Leulumoega District Hospital in a serious condition.

The villager said: “I’ve been told that the shark came out of nowhere while the young man was trying to get a fish he had caught.”

No other details were reported.




Fisherman bitten by shark – 3 August 2017 – Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US

A 34-year-old man was bitten on the right foot by a 4-foot (some reports say 6 foot) brown shark after he had reeled it in.

shark bites fisherman at Menauhunt beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US
Menauhant Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US

Some reports say the man was about to take a photo with his catch when the shark bit him on the foot. Other reports say it bit him when he was attempting to remove the hook from its mouth.

The man, whose name not reported, was fishing on Menauhant Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts around 11.30pm when the incident happened.

He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.

The shark was reportedly released back into the ocean.