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List of all shark attacks in Rhode Island

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 9 shark attacks in Rhode Island. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 22.22%. 7 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Washington County 21-07-2019 18h30Sandtiger sharkSurfingFoot bittenNO 18yo Chase Clary
05-08-1983 FishingNo injury to occupantsNO 2 boats
Occupasstuxet (Patuxent) Cove 0.7 m [2.5'] sand sharkWadingBites on legs & thighsNO 13yo William Cashman
Coddington Cove DivingNo injuryNO George Brown
Point Judith 16-09-1897 Late Afternoon13'10" sharkFishingLacerations to hand by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO "Hoke" Smith
Noyes Beach 10-08-1895 05h00SwimmingFATALYES 26yo Charles Beattie
Providence 11-08-1881 SwimmingNo injury, overalls ripped by sharkNO Jerry Lowney
Bristol Harbor 02-09-1816 SwimmingFATALYES male
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