Shark Attack Data

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Shark attack at Off Cheribon in Northern Java, Indonesia

GSAF Case # 1945.07.00
Date 01 Jul 1945
Country Indonesia
Area Northern Java
Location Off Cheribon
Activity 90 European civilians, many women & children, were placed on the deck of a Japanese submarine that submerged when it was well offshore
Name Swimming
Sex Unknown
Injury Sharks attacked the swimmers. The sole survivor lost his arm & foot & died of his injuries shortly after being picked up by Javanese fishermen. The incident became known as the Cheribon Atrocity
Time Dusk
Investigator or Source G. Duncan
Fatal? Not fatal
Incident Type Sea Disaster