Recent shark strikes and also discoveries have actually obtained everyone a little bit a lot more anxious at the coastline. NBC information reported 2 shark strikes in someday off Long Island on Wednesday July 13, 2022. Shark strikes are really uncommon, and also shark strikes in New York are also rarer. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History International Shark Attack Files, there have actually just been 12 strikes in New York in between 1860 and also 2021. 2 of those shark strikes went to Rockaway Beach and also 2 remained in the East River. One of the most current shark strikes (although informal) went to Fire Island. Allow’s check out the 3 New York Beaches with one of the most shark strikes and also the information of the 12 main shark strikes.
1) Fire Island
Fire Island is a 32-mile island off the shore of New York with a popular black and also white lighthouse. There are numerous coastlines along the Atlantic and also the Bay side. Both latest shark strikes occurred off Fire Island. The very first one occurred around 7:30 go to Smith Point Beach. A paddle boarder was ripped off their board and also assaulted by a 4-foot tiger shark They obtained a 4-inch laceration on their leg however were or else alright.
Later in the day, around 6:00 pm at Seaview Beach a 49-year-old male from Arizona was pitching in waistline deep water when the assault occurred. He reported being little bit in the wrist and also butts.
10 days previously there was a record of a strike at Smith Point Beach ablaze Island that included a lifeguard throughout training. The lifeguard got a bite to the breast however recouped.
2) Rockaway Beach, Queens
Two shark strikes took place at Rockaway Beach. One in 1909 and also one in 1953. Both engaged individuals that were proactively angling, one from a watercraft and also one more ashore. The very first was a team of anglers actively fishing for sharks. When among the sharks that they captured begun to surge about in the watercraft it disturbed the watercraft and also one male tipped over where he was assaulted. The various other included a 15-year-old child that was angling for candy striped bass however captured himself a shark rather. When he ordered the shark by the tail it whipped about and also bit him in the leg. He recouped after the event. Right here are the information from those cases:
Albert Tyler, man, July 24, 1909, dropped crazy while angling for sharks, Rockaway Beach in The Broad Channel 3 dental practitioners got on their regular fishing expedition, dropped crazy and also obtained little bit in the leg.
Alan Stevenson Jr., man, 15 years of age, September 3, 1953, Rockaway Beach, Queens, he was browse angling for candy striped bass, he got a shark rather, it was an 80lb sand shark, when he attempted to order it by the tail it whipped about and also bit him in the leg.
3) East River, in between Manhattan and also Brooklyn
The 2 shark strikes in the East River are the extremes of shark strikes. One was simply a brush with a shark that led to no injuries and also the various other one was probably deadly. The very first occurred to a young boy called Cole (no surname given in the Daily Kennebec Journal). When he leapt in for a little bit and also was assaulted by an 8-foot shark, he was out boating. His close friend tossed a rock at the shark sidetracking it enough time to carry his close friend right into coast. He obtained him to the cops, however the write-up states,” The back and also sides of the child remain in a dreadful problem and also he can not potentially live.”
The 2nd assault occurred in 1894 to Catherine Beach, the only woman on our listing. When she saw a shark and also after that felt it comb past her, she was out swimming at Woolsey’s Point in the East River. The shark made call however did not hurt her. Robert Russel takes debt for conserving her by aiding her right into his rowboat that day. The five-foot lengthy shark was “eliminated and also placed on screen at Ninety-second Street and also the East River in Manhattan.”
Here are the information from those cases:
- East River, in between Manhattan and also Brooklyn
Cole, man, age unidentified, August 9, 1878, swimming, in the East River, swimming, bitten on the back and also sides, not validated however most likely deadly
- East River, in between Manhattan and also Brooklyn
Catherine Beach, women, August 21, 1894, swimming, at Woolsey’s Point in the East River, Long Island City, she was struck by the shark, a shovel-nose shark however was not harmed
Other New York Beaches with Shark Attacks
Charlotte Beach, Brooklyn
Jerry Duke, August 1, 1860, swimming, cut toe, Brooklyn, New York simply north of the Williamsburg Bridge, north Eleventh Street.
Pier 76 Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Henry Brice, Male, 13 years of ages, August 12, 1864, swimming, left upper leg seriously attacked, Manhattan, in the Hudson River (North River at that time) at 37 th Street, simply southern of the Lincoln Tunnel.
Town Beach, Southold
Peter Johnson, 17 years of ages, September 2, 1865, swimming, numerous lacerations, off of Southold in the New York Sound.
Coney Island Beach, Coney Island
Mr. Keatly, age unidentified, July 15, 1874, swimming, lacerations to his groin location, off of Coney Island Beach near what utilized to be the Washington Baths.
Gowanus Bay, Brooklyn (eastern of Prospect Park)
George Gates, man, 14 years of ages, August 8, 1878, swimming, very first deadly shark assault in New York videotaped, he had a “extra pound of flesh detached his hip” he was sewn up however created a high fever and also passed away the following day.
Wolfe’s Pond Beach (present day), Prince’s Bay, Staten Island
Charles E. Boone, man, age 22 years of age, August 22, 1898, swimming in Prince’s Bay, Staten Island off the dock at the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Lorreto, attacked on the within his leg from the knee to the upper leg, the neighborhood information reported “an institution of sharks had actually been seen in the bay.”
Plumb Beach (Gateway National Recreation Area) Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Thomas Richards, man, July 13, 1916, swimming, in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, swimming with close friends. One close friend signaled him to a shark after that he really felt something and also his ankle joint obtained assaulted leaving a swelling.