According to the Unprovoked Shark Attack guidelines and stakeholders interest, there were fifty-five Unprovoked Shark Attacks around the world with four being Fatal Unprovoked Shark Attacks according to their investigations for the year 2008.

We marked the four Fatal Unprovoked Shark Attacks for 2008 and 2009 because the map will only display two years mininum..

Above is all the information the large file has shared about this years four fatal unprovoked shark attack deaths. Which is nothing more than a stakeholders report.

There is very little if any information about these fatal shark attacks to help ocean users.

Everything is meant to be this way, ocean users do not pay for studies of sharks.

Stakeholders are mostly interested in getting more and more people to use the oceans for recreation or increase the shark populations.

We encourage you to follow the links for each incident and learn about the shark happenings and dead people for 2008. If you find an incident you want to learn more about than we have here do a search on the web. LEARN, LEARN, LEARN prior to entering the water.

Fatal Unprovoked Shark Attacks

Here are those four Fatal Unprovoked Shark Attacks that passed all the biological shark study guidelines and stakeholders interest.

04/25/2008 David Martin (California) ***Fatal***

A witness who was part of a Friday swim group the man was with at the time told 10News of seeing a swimmer bitten by a shark below both knees. The attack took place about 150 yards offshore and several swimmers wearing wetsuits were in a group when the shark attacked, Solana Beach lifeguard Craig Miller said. 

Miller said two swimmers were about 20 yards ahead of the man when they heard him scream for help. A witness told 10News that someone yelled “shark”.

The swimmmers turned around and dragged him back to shore. He was declared dead at 7:49 a.m., Miller said.


05/23/2008 Osvaldo Mata Valdovinos (Mexico)***Fatal***

Mexican Osvaldo Mata, a student at a nearby university, was surfing with friends near the resort town of Zihuatanejo on Friday (local time) when a shark grabbed him, bit off one of his hands and took two bites out of his thigh, a police spokeswoman said.

A surfer was killed by a shark off Mexico’s Pacific coast, a mere 6 miles (10 kilometers) from a beach where an American man died in a similar attack last month, authorities said.

There are suggestions that growing seal populations are attracting sharks to tourist areas, especially during March and April when female sharks arrive in the warmer waters between California and Mexico to give birth.

04/28/2008 Adrian Ruiz (Mexico) ***Fatal***

Ruiz bled to death Monday after a tiger shark ripped a 15-inch wound in his right thigh, the Guerrero state Public Safety Department said in a statement.

The wound “reached from the hip to the knee, exposing the femur,” the agency said.

Two weeks ago, another tourist drowned in the area. His body, which was never found, might have attracted the shark, according to the newspaper. 

04/08/2008 Peter Edmonds (Australia) ***Fatal***

A 16-year-old surfer has died after being attacked by a shark off the NSW north coast.
The shark struck about 8am (AEST) Ballina’s popular Lighthouse Beach.

Peter Edmonds, from Wollongbar west of Ballina, was bitten twice on the left leg as the large shark loomed out of murky water close to the entrance to the Richmond River.

“As he approached him he saw the water was beginning to turn red,” Surf 


Well, this is it – Four Unprovoked Fatal Shark Attacks for the year 2008 which they state is on track with the 3.9 average for the years 2001 – 2008.

In the large file guidelines, they can only use, display, discuss, report, make giant websites, provide information on Shark Attacks they have “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attacks” Only.

Shark researchers, government officials, the tourism industry, investigative reporters, shark conservation organizations, stakeholders, every newspaper, websites, Discovery shark week experts, Nat Geo experts, facebook fantasy land shark attack experts, etc. and they all repeat the same statistics from the large file for Unprovoked Shark Attacks Only. Most of the time they forget the word “Unprovoked” and say Shark Attacks, but use the statistics from the unprovoked shark attacks only.

This means every place you have seen Shark Attacks the large files figures, statistics, referenced, you have a better chance of stuff, according to the large file there hasn’t been a Fatal Shark Attack in 82 years stuff. None of this information you see includes the Not-Unprovoked Shark Attacks.

We showed you some small samples of Not-Unprovoked Shark Attacks, and now we will show you the Not-Unprovoked Shark Attacks and suspected Shark Attacks of people that died by either being killed or were eaten by sharks in 2008. They just never passed some little scientific or stakeholder guideline.

Some incidents may not provide proof a shark was involved, but it is better to be safe with your life and have the information so can use it to make that decision to stay on land or venture into the water.

As you proceed and see all the incidents that happened in one year that we know of that are Not-Unprovoked Shark Attacks where people died. They are of no value to the biological study of sharks, but essential to us humans using the waters.

Your choice to enter the water or stay on land should be based on all known actual shark attack happenings, suspected shark attack happenings, and a bunch of your common sense. Being this is you and your families wellbeing, possibly their life, pain, and suffering, loss of limbs, financial responsibility. USE COMMON SENSE!!!


Science has stated the following cases from just one year of dead people involved in suspected shark attacks are of no use to their studies. None of the following cases are used in any scientific figures on shark attacks and deaths.

They do not feel any of the following deaths are important for them. We know as survivors they are important to us ocean users.

Here are the people that died by either being killed or were eaten by sharks in 2008. They just never passed some little scientific or stakeholder guideline.

12/27/2008 Brian Guest (Western Australia ) ***Fatal***

A huge shark – believed to be a great white – rolled over in the water with the body of a man in its jaws in a horror scene described by witnesses.

The water turned red with blood as the shark carried the father of three away after the attack, just 25 feet from the beach at Port Kennedy, 20 miles south of the State capital, Perth.

Luke Tubbs, who lives near the beach, described a horrific scene in which the shark could be seen with Mr Guest‘s body in its jaws.

02/24/2008 Markus Groh (Bahamas) ***Fatal***

Markus Groh was on one of them shark ecotourism dive trips. The trips where you go and dive with the sharks.

Markus didn’t get a Fatal Unprovoked Shark Attack status, because the tour operator was feeding fish.

 Talking about some powerful stakeholders there has never been one Unprovoked Shark Attack on a human participating in this type of SCUBA diving activity. Hundreds to thousands of Non-Unprovoked Shark Attacks have occurred to people participating in this SCUBA diving activity, but none ever make it into the UnProvoked Shark Attack Status.

05/15/2008 Aisake Sadole (Figi) ***Fatal***

A Fijian man died after he was bitten by a shark whilst on a diving expedition.

According to police reports, the group realized one of their members was missing after he failed to surface.

They dived again and found his body at the bottom of the sea.

The shark bit his arm and the man died as a result of excessive blood loss.

08/30/2008 Kameron Brown ( Hawaii ) ***Fatal***

A Great White shark was spotted today about an eighth-of-a-mile from where Big Island firefighters found tattered board shots belonging to a missing 27-year-old swimmer.

The white shorts appeared to have teeth marks in them, said Battalion Chief Darren Rosario.

“The shorts were torn with strong evidence that a shark had hit it,” Rosario said. “They had teeth patterns like a shark bite.”

06/28/2008 Nathan Labarios ( Hawaii ) ***Fatal***

Human remains with what appeared to be shark bite marks were found in the area where an opihi picker was reported missing Saturday, according to Big Island police.

A Fire Department statement said rescue divers taken by county helicopter to the site yesterday found shredded shorts and an opihi bag in the sea.  A second dive “found more definitive evidence of party’s fate,

11/07/2008 Joel Bacud ( Philippines ) ***Fatal***

A fisherman died after a hungry shark nibbled on his body off the coastal town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte, Thursday afternoon.

Coastal villagers found the mutilated body of Joel Bacud, 38, of Barangay Callaguip, floating on the sea near his fishing boat.

The shark gnawed Bacud’s torso and arm, instantly killing the fisherman,

05/24/2008 Refugee (Bahamas) ***Fatal***

More bodies could be found following Sunday night’s grisly discovery of four Haitians floating in waters near West End, Grand Bahama. When Riviera Beach-based Gulfstream Eagle Captain Mark Rose arrived at the scene, he and his crew found two men and one woman floating near a capsized boat. One had been ravaged by a shark. They later found a fourth body floating nearby.

Usually, these smuggling boats have many passengers I do question where are the others if so what happened to them.

11/10/2008 Chen Te-hsing ( Taiwan) ***Fatal***

Only nine crew members were rescued by yesterday noon, with 18 still missing. One of the rescued crew told reporters that he had seen one of his colleagues, 45-year-old Taiwanese citizen Chen Te- hsing being attacked and bitten by a shark. The other fishermen held on to Chen for hours, but the loss of blood sent him into shock, the eyewitness said.

One person appeared to have been killed by a shark. The other 18 missing could be found and have suffered shark attack deaths. It doesn’t matter boating accidents are Not-Unprovoked shark attacks anyway.

12/00/2008 Darryl Kriel ( Mozambique Africa ) ***Fatal***

Darryl Kriel was attacked by a shark whilst spearfishing at Chidenguele in southern Mozambique.

He was spearfishing with a local spearo on a shore dive when the attack took place. He was in shallow water when he was bitten on the upper part of his leg. The attack was fatal.

04/18/2008 Joram Galleros Villanueva ( Mexico ) ***Fatal***

Found the body of a bather without arms, feet and part of the face, is the first attack by a shark at a bather in Quintana Roo The body of a bather, aged 32, was found Sunday on the beaches of this tourist destination, with wounds caused by the shark attack, Civil Defense reported in this municipality.

08/21/2008 4 Bodies sharks had fed on (Florida) ***Fatal

The only thing the authorities in the Keys can say for sure is that four corpses were found floating offshore a week ago. The men carried no identification, said the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating. Authorities believe that the men started out together, perhaps on the same boat. But it will not be easy to determine who they were, much less how they wound up in the water, where they may have spent three days. Their bodies showed signs that sharks had fed on them.

These type attacks where a boat crashes or plane crashes in the sea and people are attacked, killed, or eaten are usually not investigated. If they are investigated they would be a 

00/00/2008 4 unconfirmed ( South Africa ) ***Fatal 4 ***

Although this is just a rumor at the time there are times more information becomes available.

“If you’re hungry, you got no food on the table, you’re going to go find it somewhere,” he says. “A lot of guys turn to poaching and they swim out to Dyer Island which is about a 1.2 kilometre swim out. It’s the great white shark capital of the world. So now and again one or two of them are bound to get mistaken for a seal.”

We are not sure if these became 

Sometime between 2008 Attack Summary of 59 unprovoked and their website in 2018 of 55 unprovoked the large file kicked out four unprovoked shark attacks from 2008. New guidelines are implemented usually according to stakeholders interest to lower attack figures as needed on paper. These Unprovoked Shark Attacks became Not-Unprovoked Shark Attacks and removed from any statistics.


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