INJURED — 27 August 2011 — Slavyanka Bay, Primorsky Territory, Russian far east – wader attacked

From a rather sketchy report from ITAR-TASS news agency it appears a third person has been attacked by a shark in the same territory in the Russian far east in the space of 10 days. According to the report, Pavel Nechayev, 26, was bitten on the shoulder (the same report also quotes a source as saying he received bites on the forearm) by a shark while wading in knee deep water and picking up star fishes.

The brief report says the shark jumped out of the water and bit him on the shoulder.

However, Itar-Tass quotes a source at the Khasan district hospital:

“He received few forearm bites. His life is out of danger. He was prescribed with outpatient treatment and was permitted to go home.”

The incident happened on Saturday morning 27 August 2011 in Slavyanka Bay in the Khasan district, Primorsky Territory, Russian far east

No other details were reported.

The attack follows two attacks on 17 and 18 of August in the same region, reported on SharkAttackMonitor.


INJURED – 2nd attack in 2 days in same waters in Far East Russia’s Primorye region – 18 August 2011 – Zheltukhin Island, Khasan, Primorye, Far East Russia – swimmer attacked

Zheltukhin island, Russia, mapIn a brief report a 16-year-old boy (not named) was bitten on his thigh by a shark while swimming off Zheltukhin Island in the Sea of Japan, Khasan district, Primorye region, Far East Russia. This follows a shark attack yesterday in the same district – where a man had both arms bitten off below the elbows.

The boy received “a tear wound to his thigh and his arteries are damaged”, local emergency officials were quoted as saying. He is reportedly in a serious condition in hospital in Vladivostok.

The attack happened after local authorities earlier in the day banned swimming in the area, following the earlier shark attack.

No other details were reported.


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INJURED – 17 August 2011 – Telyakovsky Bay, Khasan, Primorye, Far East Russia – swimmer attacked

Khasan, Russia, mapA report, thin on detail, says a 25-year-old man (not named) had both his arms bitten off below the elbows by a shark while he was swimming in the Sea of Japan in Telyakovsky Bay in the Khasan district of Primorye region in the Russian far east.

According to the report the attack took place about 50 metres offshore. He was also bitten on “other body parts”.

Khasan is close to the Russia-North Korea border southwest of Vladivostok. Experts say shark attacks in this region are extremely rare.

The man survived the attack, but was reportedly unconscious in serious condition in intensive care in a hospital in the Khasan district.

A witness helped the victim to get out of the water and also called rescue workers and medics, according to Interfax, the Russian news agency.

An expert was quoted as saying the shark attack was most likely related to feeding grounds as anchovies move towards shallower, warmer waters at this time of year.

No other details were reported.


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