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List of all shark attacks in North Carolina

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 111 shark attacks in North Carolina. Out of those, 12 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 10.81%. 90 attacks came out of the blue while 21 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Rodanthe, Dare County 12-01-2020 14h33SurfingLacerations to footNO 26yo Samuel Horne
Off Cape Hatteras, Dare County 29-07-2019 Blacktip shark, 5'FishingArc of punctures to lower right leg by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Rick Caton
Sunset Beach, Brunswick County 15-07-2019 16h30shark pupBody-surfingAnkle bittenNO Melissa Chase
Bald Head Island, Brunswick County 15-06-2019 16h00SwimmingPuncture wounds to legNO 8yo male
Ocean Isle, Brunswick County 09-06-2019 14h00SurfingCuts to right footNO 19yo Austin Reed
Fort Macon State Beach, Carteret County 01-06-2019 12h20StandingSevere injuries to leg and handNO 17yo Paige Winter
Bald Head Island, Brunswick County 04-08-2018 10h30Swimming/StandingInjury to right calfNO a minoryo female
Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Carteret County 24-06-2016 14h34SurfingFoot injuredNO 11yo male
Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Carteret County 10-06-2016 15h003' sharkStandingLaceration to wristNO 19yo Dillon Bowen
Off Surf City, Pender County 03-07-2015 EveningLacerations to right hand & forearmNO 32yo a marine
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