5th Attack on Long Island

NY038

 July 15. 2022

 Fire Island off Seaview Beach

18:00

Unprovoked Non-Fatal Attack

Victim was a 49-year-old man. He was standing in waist deep water when attacked. He was bitten on the left wrist and buttocks. The victim walked out of the water under his own power and was airlifted to the hospital with non-life threating injuries. It was reported he had a 6” gash on his left hand.

Species involved: Likely a Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus).