Redondo Beach, CA Shark Attack, May 1913

SHARK GETS MAN WHO FISHES FROM BEACH PIER ON SABBATH DAY

LOS ANGELES, My{aic} 12--Fishing on Sunday has ceased to be the favorite sport of William Larkum of this city. Larkum was fishing at the end of a pier at Redondo beach yesterday when he hooked a shark which pulled him overboard. He could not swim, and besides he had been made almost unconscious by his high dive.

Several hundred persons witnessed his descent into the ocean and one of them, Captain Charles Johnson, master of a fishing launch, dived off the pier and brought the endangered fisherman ashore after a hard battle. Whereupon Larkum announced his vow to forego fishing on the Sabbath day.

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 9 May 1913