July 15. 2022
Fire Island off Seaview Beach
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).