Shark attack at Alligator Head, La Jolla, San Diego County, California, Usa

Shark attack details: Alligator Head, La Jolla, San Diego County, California, 28-Jul-1959
Date of attack: Jul 28th 1959
Location: Alligator Head, La Jolla, San Diego County, California
Shark species: 1.8 m [6'] hammerhead (S. zygena), identified by C. Limbaugh on description
Name of victim: Verne S. Fleet
Age of victim: 25 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Spearfishing (but on surface)
Injury: 14 punctures on right thigh, swim trunks torn

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1.8 m [6'] hammerhead (S. zygena), identified by C. Limbaugh on description 1.8 m [6'] hammerhead (S. zygena), identified by C. Limbaugh on description

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