World’s worst shark attacks as beasts chomp off heads, rip victims to pieces in front of kids & drag swimmers to depths


DRAGGED to the underside of the ocean, limbs torn off and shipwrecks stalked by sharks – tales of the ocean predators all the time ship a chill down the backbone.

This week, Shannon Ainslie recalled how he was fortunate to survive “the world’s only” double assault by the predators – who each went for him on the equal time.

Shannon, then 15, was bitten in the hand by one shark and the opposite went for his head
The surfer was attacked in 2000 and says he's not as scared as sharks now
The surfer was attacked in 2000 and says he’s not as scared as sharks now

He was purchasing in Nahoon Reef, in South Africa, when one of the four-metre sharks took a chunk out of his hand, leaving a spot and his wrist bone hanging out.

The second swiped for his head and shoulders nonetheless miss as a consequence of the primary acquired him first – and he believes the commotion scared them each off.

It took Shannon 20 minutes to swim to shore and after a five-hour wait, he obtained 30 stitches to restore the opening in his hand.

The surfer, who was 15 on the time of his assault in 2000, admitted he was additional scared of sharks prior to the assault than he’s now.

But it seems Shannon may very properly be one of the fortunate ones, as many have been left with life-altering accidents and a few haven’t survived in any respect.

Last yr, The Florida Museum reported 129 ‘shark interactions’ worldwide, together with 57 unprovoked and 39 provoked attacks, and most are non-fatal.


Lisa Mondy talked about her face was left “like minced meat” after an infinite good white shark sank its enamel into her whereas she was wakeboarding.

The Aussie misplaced larger than half her blood and wanted 16 hours of surgical course of to carry her as soon as extra from the brink of loss of life after being attacked off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Lisa Mondy said her face was left like 'mincemeat' after being attacked
Lisa Mondy talked about her face was left like ‘mincemeat’ after being attackedCredit: Lisa Mondy/Youtube
Lisa lost half of her blood in the attack
Lisa misplaced half of her blood in the assaultCredit: Lisa Mondy/Youtube

“I was pretty much looking down its throat,” she talked about.

“I did not see it coming, the primary I knew was when it grabbed my face. My face was like minced meat.

“I lost about as much blood as you can without dying — about 60 per cent.”


Jose Ernestor da Silva was attacked off the Piedade seaside shut to Recife, on Brazil’s north-east coast.

The shark struck merely as lifeguards stationed on the seaside had instructed the 18-year-old to come nearer to the shore.

He was swimming collectively collectively along with his brother and associates in deep waters shut to the shore, in an space marked by indicators warning of shark attacks.

Seeing that the group was drifting additional out, lifeguards referred to as for them to return to shallower waters.

His penis and femur have been ripped by the chunk of what’s believed to be a tiger shark, in accordance to medics, and he died later in hospital from his wounds.

Jose Ernestor da Silva had his penis torn off
Jose Ernestor da Silva had his penis torn offCredit: FocusOn News


Rodney Fox was 23 when he was dragged to the underside the ocean by an unbelievable white shark off the coast of Australia.

He is usually regarded as being one of the luckiest shark survivors although he was left with 462 stitches – and one of the predator’s enamel in his physique.

Rodney was competing in the South Australia Spearfishing Championships when he was attacked on December 8, 1963.

“I felt this huge crash and was hurled through the water. I thought a submarine had hit me,” he instructed Stories of the South.

Incredibly, the very very very first thing he thought of was tackling the beast and gouging its eye out so managed to get it in a bear hug.

But he had to let go and went as soon as extra to the bottom.

Rodney Fox is considered one of the luckiest shark attack survivors
Rodney Fox is taken into account one of the luckiest shark assault survivorsCredit: Alamy

The shark had sunk its enamel into his physique, ripping open his lungs and shattering his ribs collectively collectively along with his shoulder blade and an artery uncovered.

Scenting blood, the fearsome creature returned and managed to get Rodney’s fishing float in his mouth.

The float was nonetheless related to him and the shark then dived to the underside of the ocean nonetheless merely seconds away from drowning, the freeway broke in the shark’s mouth.


Having survived the sinking of their warship, the 900 survivors of the USS Indianapolis have been left helpless in the shark infested waters of the Philippine Sea.

The ship had been on a secret mission delivering uranium for the Hiroshima atomic bomb, which was dropped only one week later in August 1945.

On the night time of July 30, a Japanese submarine fired six torpedoes on the Indianapolis, and two hit it instantly.

Survivors huddling in flimsy rafts have been attacked by oceanic whitetip sharks.

The story of the USS Indianapolis was made into a film released in 2016
The story of the USS Indianapolis was made proper into a movie launched in 2016

One of individuals who made it, Edgar Harrell, recalled listening to a “blood curdling scream” as every a sufferer was dragged beneath to their doom.

“All we heard was men being eaten alive. Every day, every night,” Harrell instructed The Sun Online.

“You’d find your buddy and check him and find that he’s disembowelled, or the bottom was gone.”

Eventually 579 have been killed by the beasts prior to the remainder of the survivors have been noticed by an plane and rescued.


The horrific loss of life of Shirley Ann Durdin stays one of the world’s most notorious shark attacks.

The 33-year-old was killed whereas diving for scallops in Peake Bay, South Australia whereas her loving household watched from the shore 150 yards away.

According to eye witnesses, an enormous good white shark estimated to be 20ft in dimension tore her in half.

Her husband Barry reportedly shouted “she’s gone, she’s gone” as the shark chewed into her bloodied flesh, it has been reported.

Tragically, by the aim rescuers arrived on the scene, all that remained of Shirley was a floating headless torso.

And as emergency workers tried to retrieve her stays, the ruthless shark returned and devoured that as correctly.


Marcelo Rocha Santos, 51, had reportedly been consuming with associates prior to he entered the water and was fatally bitten.

A bystander filmed the physique of the sufferer as he lay immobile on the sand shortly after his dip.

He was struggling grotesque accidents that included a lacking hand and a bit bitten out of his leg.

The grisly assault occurred spherical 2pm at Piedade Beach in the Brazilian metropolis of Jaboatao dos Guararapes.

The seaside is alleged to be a shark-attack hotspot, as it’s open and unprotected by reefs. 

Marcelo’s associates launched the sufferer to shore, the place he fell to the underside unconscious.

While it was not acknowledged what sort of shark attacked him, consultants say it was doable a bull shark or a tiger shark.


The grotesque deaths occurred off the coast of New Jersey all by a heatwave in July 1916.

The first sufferer was Charles Vansant who bled to loss of life after sharks stripped the flesh off the 25-year-old’s thigh as he went for swim in the early night.

He was adopted by Charles Bruder, 27, who was killed after a shark tore into his stomach and severed his legs as he swam off the seaside.

The youngest to die was Lester Stillwell who was dragged underwater as he splashed in creek with associates.

Stanley Fisher, 24, plunged into the water to seek for Stillwell nonetheless was himself attacked by the shark and bled to loss of life.

Lester’s mutilated physique was discovered washed up 150 ft upstream two days later. 

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