Shark Attack Data

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Shark attack at Havana Harbor in Havana Province, Cuba

GSAF Case # 1749.00.00
Date 01 Jan 1749
Country Cuba
Area Havana Province
Location Havana Harbor
Activity Swimming
Name Brook Watson
Sex Male
Age 14
Injury Right leg severed at knee. In 1796 he became Lord Mayor of London. In 1778 he commissioned American artist, John Singleton Copley, to paint the incident: Watson and the Shark
Time
Species
Investigator or Source GSAF
Fatal? Not fatal
Incident Type Unprovoked