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01/02/1976 - John Leith - New Zealand - *** Fatal ***

January 2, 1976
Te Kaha
John Leith

Thirty-seven years ago, Trevor Watkins watched a shark attack his best friend. Mr Watkins tried to save John Leith, but his wounds were too bad and he died in Mr Watkins' arms.

The pair and Mr Watkins' older brother Grahame, all from Tokoroa, were spearfishing from a dinghy one afternoon off Te Kaha.

They were about 150m offshore in water about 4m deep.

"I heard him scream and ...
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1975/07/26 Gary Grace - Australia -

Coast shark attack relived


MICK Grace will never forget the day he saw his brother almost bitten in half by a shark at Maroochydore beach.

As Western Australia’s surfing community mourns the victim of a fatal shark attack this week, Mick recalled the day his brother was almost taken by a white pointer 35 years ago.

Mick was about 17 years old and was surfing with his older brother Gary and a few mates in ...
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1976/11/25 Al Brenneka - Florida -

You can get a copy of Al's attack in PDF format here...

http://sharkattacksurvivors.com/images/ ... _intro.pdf
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1979/11/27 Kenny Doudt - Oregon -

Account of shark attack gory in details

county Account of shark attack gory in details
|Tony Simmons|The News Herald|#On Nov. 27, 1979, 26-year-old carpenter Kenny Doudt was out surfing with friends off the coast of Oregon. He had just quit his job, was recently separated from his wife, and desperately missed his two young sons. It was them he thought of as he struggled back toward shore after being attacked by a great white shark. ...
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