Shark attack at Oreti Beach, South Island, New Zealand

Shark attack details: Oreti Beach, South Island, 31-Dec-1999
Date of attack: Dec 31st 1999
Location: Oreti Beach, South Island
Shark species: Sevengill shark
Name of victim: Jennifer McDowell
Age of victim: 13 years old
Sex of victim: F
Activity: Swimming
Injury: Arm bitten

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