Incidents

  • 17-year-old shark attack survivor describes her battle with the beast
    Addison Bethea was out hunting for scallops in the waters off Keaton Beach, Florida, on Thursday when a shark latched onto her flesh. “I didn’t really know exactly what to do, but I knew that with sharks you’re supposed to punch them in the nose to get them off of you, and I couldn’t get around READ MORE
  • Two European tourists killed in Red Sea shark attacks off Egyptian coast
    A Romanian and an Austrian have been killed in shark attacks within three days off the Red Sea coast of Egypt. Romania’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that a female tourist from the country was killed while vacationing on Sunday. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday in another attack while swimming near the resort town of READ MORE
  • NY Orders Enhanced Shark Patrols on Long Island Beaches Amid Series of Encounters
    New York state has ordered enhanced shark patrols at Long Island State Park beaches after a series of recent encounters left lifeguards, surfers and swimmers gashed on some of the South Shore’s most popular stretches of sand. Three people were attacked at the same beach — Smith Point County Park, a Fire Island barrier beach — within a 10-day span READ MORE
  • SHARKS UPDATED 11:02 A.M. Long Island Shark-Attack Story Is Summer News at Its Finest
    If you’re a New Yorker looking to squeeze every drop of enjoyment out of summer 2022, I have two recommendations for you. First, get this rechargeable mosquito-repeller; I’m a chronic mosquito victim, but I’ve yet to get a bite while using it. Second, start following the news about the shark attacks and sightings off the coast of Long READ MORE
  • A rise in reported shark attacks has beach goers and officials concerned. Here’s what to know.
    A 16-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark Wednesday afternoon — becoming the sixth Long Island beachgoer to experience a shark attack this summer. The teenager was able to walk out of the water after being bitten about 60 feet offshore at Kismet Beach on Fire Island, authorities said, with a four-inch laceration on his READ MORE
  • Shark bites teenage surfer at Ponce Inlet in Volusia County’s 10th unprovoked bite of 2021
    PONCE INLET — A Georgia teenager suffered non-life threatening injuries last week when a shark bit him on the arm as he surfed in the world’s so-called “shark bite capital,” Volusia County Beach Safety reported. The 16-year-old was paddling his surfboard about 500 feet offshore just north of Ponce Inlet at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, according to READ MORE
  • Surfer dies in shark attack off Australian beach
    A man who was attacked by a shark at Emerald Beach on Australia’s east coast on Sunday died after a “significant” injury to his arm, according to New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance. Four crews, including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter medical team which included a critical care doctor and a critical care paramedic were dispatched to READ MORE
  • Two shark attacks on nearby Southeast beaches in one-week span “a bit mysterious”
    Two separate shark attacks in a one-week span on beaches near Savannah, Georgia are somewhat unusual since the area sees relatively few bites each year, experts say. A lifeguard on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island suffered deep cuts to the chest area but is expected to survive after being bitten on Aug. 3
  • No reason to panic after two shark bites in two weeks
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WTOC) – There have been two shark bites in the last two weeks – one on Tybee Island and one on Hilton Head Island. Whether it’s Jaws or Shark Week, there’s a fascination and fear anytime the words “shark attack” are on a screen. So, for our purposes, let’s remove that READ MORE
  • Girl injured in suspected shark attack in Maryland
    OCEAN CITY, Md. — A 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in Maryland that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts, family members said. Jordan Prushinski and her family told WBRE-TV that they were on vacation Monday at the beach in Ocean City when
  • Shark bites swimmer’s butt near spot drunk victim was killed while peeing
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. A Brazilian beach-goer is lucky to be alive after a shark chomped his behind near the same spot that a drunk man was killed while peeing a week earlier. The victim was fortunate that he didn’t get his leg “torn off,” reported Jacobina READ MORE
  • After a shark attack this holiday weekend, here’s what you need to know to stay safe
    Shark safety is top of mind for some parents after a Florida child was bitten over the holiday weekend. Experts say there’s no evidence sharks are more prevalent in shallow water. Even if it may seem like there are more shark attacks closer to the shore this year, the numbers don’t show anything different this READ MORE
  • Man attacked by shark on San Mateo County coast feels like ‘luckiest man in the world’ to be alive
    Nemanja Spasojevic thought he hit the jackpot. While snorkeling and fishing for dinner in Gray Whale Cove off the San Mateo County coast about 9 a.m. on June 25, he came across the rare sight of five Dungeness crabs climbing on top of each other in the underwater sand. “I said ‘wow’ to myself,” Spasojevic READ MORE
  • Man survives attack by great white shark off California beach
    A 6- to 8-foot-long great white shark bit the right leg of a 35-year-old man body-boarding off Grey Whale Cove State Beach in San Mateo County, California, Saturday (June 26) morning. Though the bite was “severe,” the man was able to make his way to shore, Bay Area news site SFist reported. There, a fisherman
  • 16-year-old boy survives shark attack in North Carolina
    A 16-year-old North Carolina boy is recovering from a terrifying shark attack that left some 40 teeth prints in his thigh during a family trip to the Outer Banks on Thursday. Nick Arthur, who lives in Oak Ridge, NC, was playing on a sand bar with his sister about 25 feet offshore when …..
  • Coronavirus couldn’t close Northern California beach — but deadly shark could
    A Northern California beach that had remained open to surfers and swimmers despite the coronavirus has now been closed — due to a fatal shark attack. A 26-year-old male victim was killed by a ….
  • Great white shark attack: Diver’s wife witnesses it, goes into shock
    An Australian diver went missing and his wife was sent to the hospital in shock after what police say was a fatal great white shark attack on Sunday. No trace of an Australian diver has been found more than 24 hours after what police believe was a fatal great white shark attack on Sunday. Gary READ MORE
  • 9 Great white sharks suddenly show up near the Carolinas
    Nine sharks tagged by the ocean data-gathering organization OCEARCH have appeared near the coast in a five-day span, including two that are about 12 feet long. OUTER BANKS, N.C. (AP) – It’s not officially Shark Week but for trackers along the East Coast, several great white sharks are putting on a show. The Charlotte Observer READ MORE
  • Hawaii Beaches Closed Following Multiple Shark Sightings Including 15-foot Tiger Shark
    Multiple shark sightings in Hawaii—three incidents in the past two days—have prompted beach closures across the state. READ MORE By Soo Kim 11/6/19 at 6:55 AM EST
  • Three sharks ping off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina
    We’re often amazed when we get an OCEARCH ping from just one shark. Well, how about three? Caper, Cabot and Shaw are swimming in the waters off our coasts!  READ MORE Author: 13News Now Staff Updated: 6:35 PM EST November 14, 2019
  • Range Of Options Studied For Preventing Shark Attacks At Cape Cod
    After all is said and done, there’s no single approach that can be taken at Cape Cod National Seashore to 100 percent prevent a shark attack if you go in the water, according to consultants retained to study 27 suggested alternatives. The Woods Hole Group, in a nearly 200-page paper, dissected the proposals. They ranged READ MORE