Shark attack at Trial Bay, north of Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Shark attack details: Trial Bay, north of Kempsey, New South Wales, 25-Apr-1961
Date of attack: April 25th 1961
Location: Trial Bay, north of Kempsey, New South Wales
Shark species: 1.4 m [4'6"] Wobbegong shark
Name of victim: John Davy & John Pierpoint
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Spearfishing
Injury: Speared shark bit Davy's ankle & Pierpont's right leg PROVOKED INCIDENT

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1.4 m [4'6 1.4 m [4'6"] Wobbegong shark

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