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List of all shark attacks in South Carolina

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 163 shark attacks in South Carolina. Out of those, 11 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 6.75%. 126 attacks came out of the blue while 37 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Isle of Palms,Charleston County 14-09-2019 Foot bittenNO 22yo Erica Hedrick
Myrtle Beach 01-07-2018 14h40Boogie boardingMinor injury, puncture marks to left lower legNO 11yo Peyton Force
Isle of Palms, Charleston County 20-05-2018 Boogie boardingInjuries to lower right leg and footNO 10yo Trey de Boer
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County 12-05-2018 15h00SwimmingSevere bite to right forearmNO 10yo Jei Turrell
Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County 09-08-2017 13h30Possibly a juvenile blacktip sharkSwimmingMinor cuts to sole & toes of left footNO 13yo Linton Suttle
DeBordieu Colony, Georgetown County 28-07-2017 AfternoonBite to left thigh / minor injuryNO 12yo female x 2
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County 28-07-2017 15h00A small sharkSwimmingAbrasions and cuts to sole of footNO 10yo Johnny Simatacolos
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County 19-07-2017 Shark involvement not confirmedSwimmingFoot injuredNO 8yo Ellie Rogier
Wrightsville Beach 28-06-2017 19h30No shark invovlementFishingArm injured by hook, not by a sharkNO male
South Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County 20-06-2017 SwimmingLeft foot bittenNO 16yo Olivia Wallhauser
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