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List of all shark attacks in Connecticut

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in Connecticut. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

3 days out of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, 37.04'N, 67.57'W, Southern fringe of Gulf Stream 14-07-1964 InvalidYacht Gooney Bird foundered, 4 survivors on raftNo injury, no attack; sharks ate their food tied to a line over the side of the raftNO
Off Eames Monument, Bridgeport, Fairfield County 23-08-1960 13h35Free divingSuperficial laceration of left armNO 38yo Clyde Trudeau
Mystic River 25-08-1933 SwimmingFoot bittenNO Helen Clarke
Bridgeport, Fairfield County 30-06-1900 No injury to occupants. They shot shark, then it capsized their skiff. PROVOKED INCIDENTNO skiff with Dr. William T. Healey, Dr. Henry Callahan on board
Bridgeport, Fairfield County 08-08-1890 Treading for clamsSevere lacerations to left arm.NO Raymond Odell
Branford, New Haven County 13-09-1878 FishingLeg bitten by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Captain Pattison
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