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List of all shark attacks in Maryland

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in Maryland. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 28.57%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 4 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Assateague National Seashore 27-08-2014 FishingLacerations to foot by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 33yo Mathew Vickers
100 miles off Ocean City, Maryland, in 7000' of water 08-07-2002 Shortly after midnightMako shark, 400-lbShark FishingDrowned when caught in line and pulled overboard by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTYES 41yo Captain Billy Verbanas
Baltimore Aquarium 15-04-1991 09h557' female sharkDivingMinor injury by captive shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO a senior aquarist
North Beach SwimmingLaceration to right lower legNO 13yo Philip Stanton
Tangier Sound, Somerset County Remains recovered 5 days laterFell overboardFATALYES William McFlood
Chester River 27-07-1873 Fishing (Seining)Leg severely bitten by netted shark. Lower leg surgically amputated PROVOKED INCIDENTNO James Green
Patapsco River 30-08-1848 SwimmingLeft leg severely bittenNO 15yo William Haywood
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