Shark attack at Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawai'i, Hawaii, Usa

Shark attack details: Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawai'i, Hawaii, 24-Aug-1981
Date of attack: August 24th 1981
Location: Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawai'i, Hawaii
Shark species: Shark involvement prior to death remains unconfirmed
Name of victim: Ernest Watson
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Fishing
Injury: Disappeared while fishing from shore. Leg found 7 days later wedged in rocks 150 yards offshore

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