Shark attack at Coconut Island , 100 miles east of Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Australia

Shark attack details: Coconut Island , 100 miles east of Thursday Island, Torres Strait, 11-Apr-1959
Date of attack: Apr 11th 1959
Location: Coconut Island , 100 miles east of Thursday Island, Torres Strait
Shark species: 1.8 m [6'] Tiger shark
Name of victim: Jimmy Pearson, a Torres Strait Islander
Age of victim: 43 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Diving for pearl shell
Injury: Left hand lacerated when he tried to ward off shark

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1.8 m [6'] tiger shark 1.8 m [6'] Tiger shark

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