Shark attack at Heron Island, Queensland, Australia

Shark attack details: Heron Island, Queensland, 05-Mar-1996
Date of attack: Mar 5th 1996
Location: Heron Island, Queensland
Shark species: Tiger shark
Name of victim: Jean Hotchkiss
Age of victim: 47 years old
Sex of victim: F
Activity: Swimming breast stoke
Injury: Left arm & leg lacerated

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