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List of all shark attacks in Georgia

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 15 shark attacks in Georgia. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 20.00%. 13 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Wilmington River, Chatham County 15-06-2019 09h00Bull shark, 4' to 5'SwimmingArc of lacerations to bicepNO 64yo Gene Brooks
St. Simon Island, Glynn County 17-06-2018 14h00 -15h00StandingMinor injury to left thighNO 11yo Adyson McNeely
Tybee Island, Chatham County 10-05-2014 Shark involvement not confirmedSurfingPuncture wounds to right thighNO 12yo Ayden Meadows
Jekyll Island, Glynn County 30-06-2001 18h30Floating face-down in knee-deep water2-inch cut on dorsum of left footNO 35yo John Davis
Tybee Island, Chatham County 22-06-1995 "sand" sharkPlaying / jumpingAnkle bittenNO 13yo Joshua Bradley
Back River, Savannah Beach, Chatham County 19-07-1974 small sharks'SwimmingFATALYES 17yo John Carter
Thunderbolt, Chatham County SwimmingLacerations to right legNO 11yo William Aimar, Jr.
Tybee Island, Chatham County SwimmingFATALYES 12yo Edward Coffee
The British steamer Caribbee founderedFATALYES Walter Howe
Savannah Beach, Savannah, Chatham County 18h00Standing4" cut on left footNO 15yo Elizabeth Fields
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