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.
|Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown, Washington County||21-07-2019||18h30||Sandtiger shark||Surfing||Foot bitten||NO||18yo Chase Clary|
|05-08-1983||Fishing||No injury to occupants||NO||2 boats|
|Occupasstuxet (Patuxent) Cove||0.7 m [2.5'] sand shark||Wading||Bites on legs & thighs||NO||13yo William Cashman|
|Coddington Cove||Diving||No injury||NO||George Brown|
|Point Judith||16-09-1897||Late Afternoon||13'10" shark||Fishing||Lacerations to hand by netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENT||NO||"Hoke" Smith|
|Noyes Beach||10-08-1895||05h00||Swimming||FATAL||YES||26yo Charles Beattie|
|Providence||11-08-1881||Swimming||No injury, overalls ripped by shark||NO||Jerry Lowney|