El Salvador, a gem of Central America, is a bustling hub for tourists, drawn by the azure waves and golden beaches. However, with the beauty of the sea comes a potential danger – shark attacks. These incidents can affect tourism but also serve as a stark reminder of our complex relationship with the marine ecosystem. While our weekly updates on shark attacks in El Salvador offer crucial information for safety, they also shed light on the importance of marine conservation. This balance between enjoyment and caution is key for the sustainable future of El Salvador’s coastal attractions.
Recent Shark Attacks in El Salvador
|Date / Time||Country / Area||Activity||Name||Sex / Age||Injury||Species|
|09-16-1993||EL SALVADOR ,La Libertad||Surfing||Jose Diter Roque||/15||Left leg gashed||3.7 m [12'] white shark|
|09-16-1993||EL SALVADOR ,La Libertad||Surfing||Mauricio Guzman Castaneda||M /17||FATAL, arms & legs bitten, then drowned|
|08-01-1993||EL SALVADOR ,La Libertad||Oyster fishing||boat, occupants: 2 men||FATAL x 2||White shark?|
|08-06-1950 08h30||EL SALVADOR ,La Libertad||Jerked overboard while pole fishing for tuna||Robert L. Bottini||M /27||Left thigh bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENT||1,100-lb shark|