There have been more than 60 shark attacks in the area in recent decades, including 25 other fatalities since 1992. A dozen previous attacks have been reported at the beach where Santos was killed, according to state data.
What country experiences the most shark attacks?
THE US has the highest number of shark attacks in the world, according to a study. Last year, nearly half of the unprovoked attacks reported were in the US with the state of Florida coming out the worst. Many believe that Australia is one of the most dangerous places for shark attacks in the world.
Which shark has the most kills?
The great white is the most dangerous shark with a recorded 314 unprovoked attacks on humans. This is followed by the striped tiger shark with 111 attacks, bull sharks with 100 attacks and blacktip shark with 29 attacks.