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List of all shark attacks in New York

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 35 shark attacks in New York. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 11.43%. 17 attacks came out of the blue while 18 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Sailors Haven, Fire Island, Suffolk County 17-07-2018 11h15Sandtiger sharkWadingLacerations to lower legNO 12yo Lola Pollina
Atlantique Beach, Fire Island, Suffolk County 17-07-2018 12h00Sandtiger sharkBoogie BoardingMinor puncture wounds to legNO 13yo Matthew Donaldson
Rockaway 23-09-2017 15h30QuestionableSurfingLacerations to right ankle, foot & toeNO 33yo Michah Behrend
Off Long Island 02-07-2010 12h30Blue shark, 7'FishingLaceration to right bicep by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 20yo Frank Joseph
Smith Point, Long Island 06-01-2007 14h0024" to 30" sharkSurfingNo injuryNO 54yo Wayne Brodsky
Between Manhattan and The Bronx SwimmingFATALYES Antony Van Corlear
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn SwimmingAnkle bruisedNO Thomas Richards
Staten Island SpearfishingBitten by harpooned shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 20yo John Leszczak
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn 10h00SwimmingNo attack, no injuryNO Gertude Hoffman
Rockaway AfternoonFell overboard while fishing for sharksRight leg bittenNO Albert Tyler
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