How many shark attacks happen in the oak island NC each year?
The International Shark Attack File reports that Brunswick County, North Carolina (where Oak Island is located) had 7 shark attacks from 1935 to 2011, and no fatalities. Exact locations were not listed. North Carolina has had 45 attacks total between 1935 and 2011. Just 3 were fatal.
Florida reported the most attacks in the U.S. in 2011 with 11. Volusia County had 6, St. Johns County and Brevard County each had 2, and Palm Beach County had 1.
There is just a 1 in 11.5 million chance of being attacked by a shark and a 1 in 264.1 million chance of being killed by one. Only around a dozen fatal attacks occur in the world each year.
The most recent North Carolina shark attack took place off Ocean Isle Beach’s coast. The 6-year-old victim required 140 stitches. Six more attacks were reported in a month’s time within a 60 mile radius.