Shark attack at Long Beach, Southland, New Zealand

Shark attack details: Long Beach, Southland, 18-Feb-1962
Date of attack: Feb 18th 1962
Location: Long Beach, Southland
Shark species: 1.8 m [6'] shark
Name of victim: Fred Mason
Age of victim: 15 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Swimming
Injury: Mistook shark's tail for kelp & grabbed it, legs abraded by shark's fins PROVOKED INCIDENT

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