View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. The temporal and geographical sequence of the incidents also suggests that earlier attacks may have involved the same shark. When he opened the shark's belly, he removed a "suspicious fleshy material and bones" that took up "about two-thirds of a milk crate" and "together weighed fifteen pounds. He believed that sharks tangled in fishing nets or feeding on carrion might accidentally bite a nearby human. He was not alone. View 24 photos for 5694 River Shark Ln, Waldorf, MD 20602 a bed, 2 bath, 1,980 Sq. As PennLive has noted, newspaper reports cite a 12-foot shark of the "man-eating variety" that was shot and killed by a man in the Delaware River near Tacony in 1922. It’s a timeless and cultural-ist reaction.”, 2 weeks, 4 deaths, and the start of America's fear of sharks, How America's First Shark Panic Spurred a Century of Fear. "[33] Scientists identified the shark as a young great white and the ingested remains as human. Dunn’s brother and a local sea captain pulled him to safety. He was rescued by lifeguard Alexander Ott and bystander Sheridan Taylor, who claimed the shark followed him to shore as they pulled the bleeding Vansant from the water. Shark bite was minor injury, but he suffered a heart attack afterwards and died 6 hours later J. Charles Bruder, age 27, was an excellent swimmer. All rights reserved. [45], The increased presence of humans in the water proved a factor in the attacks: "As the worldwide human population continues to rise year after year, so does ... interest in aquatic recreation. "[49], In 2011, further study was conducted in the Smithsonian Channel's The Real Story: Jaws. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/07/150702-shark-attack-jersey-shore-1916-great-white.html, such as a series of attacks off the Red Sea resort Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt in 2010. [10], The fifth and final victim, Joseph Dunn, 14, of New York City was attacked a half-mile from the Wyckoff dock nearly 30 minutes after the fatal attacks on Stilwell and Fisher. This property last sold for $346,000. The 1916 shark attacks were an anomaly, Levine said. [2][3], The next two major attacks took place in Matawan Creek near the town of Keyport on Wednesday, July 12. Troy died after being transported to St. Luke’s hospital in … A shark bit him in … Charles Bruder, 27, a Swiss bell captain at the Essex & Sussex Hotel was swimming just 130 yards from shore in Spring Lake, New Jersey. According to Michael Capuzzo’s 2001 book on the attacks, Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History in New York cited Oelrichs as scientific evidence that man-eating sharks did not exist. When reader Arthur Minter took this photo of a shark in the Hastings River on May 1, he had no idea that it would cause a … "A white shark is not going to stay around very long" she said. In his book Sharks: Attacks on Man (1975), Llano writes, One of the most surprising aspects of the Matawan Creek attacks was the distance from the open sea. When Watson Fisher, a tailor, went into the creek to look for Stilwell, he was attacked as well. [39] Researchers such as Thomas Helm, Harold W. McCormick, Thomas B. Allen, William Young, Jean Campbell Butler, and Michael Capuzzo generally agree with Murphy and Lucas. It was demonstrated in the Matawan Creek attacks, for example, that the full moon of the lunar cycle, which would have coincided with the attacks, would have raised the salinity in the water by more than double just a few hours before high tide. [56] Frederic Lucas, director of the American Museum of Natural History, questioned whether a shark even as large as 30 feet (9 m) could snap a human bone. Access 16826 Charles River Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33446 property details, sales, mortgages, permits, ownership information and more. Scientists such as Victor M. Coppleson and Jean Butler, relying on evidence presented by Lucas and Murphy in 1916, assert that a single shark was responsible. An estimated 15 pounds of tissue was removed by the shark, the Global Shark Attack File said. And he's going to continue to feed here as long as there is food in the water." DNA tests have revealed that the shark that killed Broome man Charles Cernobori last weekend was a bull shark — the first fatal attack by a bull shark in Weste [...] Read full article: Bull shark behind fatal mauling of Broom...→ #Charles Cernobori Accidental in summer. The culture shock was natural, says Burgess. The 1916 fatal attacks are the subject of three studies: Richard G. Fernicola's In Search of the "Jersey Man-Eater" (1987) and Twelve Days of Terror (2001) and Michael Capuzzo's Close to Shore (2001). $199,900 USD 3 Beds; 1 Baths; 2815 Campton Hills Drive. A shark bit him in the abdomen and severed his legs; Bruder's blood turned the water red. The documentary takes a closer look at the series of events from different perspectives. It feels like this summer has been full of shark sightings near the state’s beaches, but the latest spotting hits a little closer to home: Nearly 10 miles inland in the Taunton River. This townhouse was built in 2017 and last sold on 12/4/2018 for $321,500. Resort towns enclosed their public beaches with steel nets to protect swimmers. Nearby schools include Eva Turner Elementary School, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School and Mary B. Neal Elementary School. Five people chewed up on the surf! It may also be of interest to note that sharks live in Lake Nicaragua, a fresh-water body, and in 1944 there was a bounty offered for dead freshwater sharks, as they had "killed and severely injured lake bathers recently. Also in 2015 another fake story spread online that claimed a photo of a 2.9 metre bull shark was caught on the Ohio River but the accompanying photograph was actually taken in Australia. On the day Stilwell’s body was found, President Woodrow Wilson called a Cabinet meeting. "Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence". "[23] Nichols later documented the occurrence of the great white shark in his biological survey Fishes of the Vicinity of New York City (1918), "Carcharodon carcharias (Linn.) I mean we've already had three incidents, two people killed inside of a week. [50], Before 1916, American scholars doubted that sharks would fatally wound a living person in the temperate waters of the northeastern United States without provocation. On July 8, armed motorboats patrolling the beach at Spring Creek chased an animal they thought to be a shark, and Asbury Park's Asbury Avenue Beach was closed after lifeguard Benjamin Everingham claimed to have beaten off a 12-foot-long (4 m) shark with an oar. Brody adds, "And there's no limit to what he's gonna do! Witnesses suddenly heard his screams of terror. Vansant was in the surf playing with a dog and it may be that a small shark had drifted in at high water, and was marooned by the tide. "Man-eater." This 3,638 square foot house sits on a 5,924 square foot lot and features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. "[30], Witnesses of the Beach Haven fatality estimated that the shark was 9 feet (3 m) long. [18] A press conference was convened on July 8, 1916, at the American Museum of Natural History, with scientists Frederic Augustus Lucas, John Treadwell Nichols, and Robert Cushman Murphy as panelists. These people say the real culprit behind many of the reported incidents—including the famous 1916 shark attacks in New Jersey that may have served as inspiration for Jaws—may be the lesser known bull shark."[41]. The Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of New Jersey, in the United States, between July 1 and 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured.The incidents occurred during a deadly summer heat wave and polio epidemic in the United States that drove thousands of people to the seaside resorts of the Jersey Shore. MLS# 1000337278. And this afternoon drop-jawed onlookers were convinced they had spotted a real one in the River … Also in 2015 another fake story spread online that claimed a photo of a 2.9 metre bull shark was caught on the Ohio River but the accompanying photograph was actually taken in Australia. [5] Around 2:00 PM a group of local boys, including young Lester Stilwell, 11, were playing in the creek together. [19], Shark sightings increased along the Mid-Atlantic Coast following the attacks. Researchers Matthew Ogburn, left, Charles Bangley and Michelle Edwards tag a juvenile bull shark with an acoustic transmitter. 5739 River Shark Ln , Waldorf, MD 20602-4227 is currently not for sale. Sharks were spotted near Bayonne, New Jersey; Rocky Point, New York; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Jacksonville, Florida; and Mobile, Alabama, and a columnist from Field & Stream captured a sandbar shark in the surf at Beach Haven. ... 1916! A fisherman's catch on the Lake Charles lakefront has sparked interest and it may rattle a few nerves. “Whenever a community encounters a number of incidents in a short period of time, the community reacts more or less the same … The usual order of things is usually fear, followed by denial, followed by revenge, and then followed by some rational or scientific approach to the problem. Several men had pulled his maimed body from the water. Sobre o Odds Shark. Naked and covered in mud, the terrified boys ran down Main Street screaming that there was a shark in the water. Scientists believe it is most unlikely that a shark was responsible, and lots of people though believe it much more likely that the attack was made by a sea turtle. The man caught a juvenile bull shark, the same variety blamed for several deadly attacks. The Charles River, on the western side of the harbor between Boston proper and Charlestown, is the approach by water to Cambridge and Watertown. Elsewhere in the book are accounts of well-documented shark-human interactions at Ahwaz, Iran, which is 90 miles (140 km) upriver from the sea. He later died of blood loss. They generally do not live in fresh water, with a few exceptions such as the bull shark and the river shark which can swim both in seawater and freshwater. In 1974, writer Peter Benchley published Jaws, a novel about a rogue great white shark that terrorizes the fictional Long Island coastal community of Amity. He grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, and at the age of 14 was the youngest person to lead an international canoe safari down the Zambezi River. The novel was adapted as the film Jaws by Steven Spielberg in 1975. The brutal world of Westminster politics is often likened to shark-infested waters. The six-metre long Whale shark has been swimming along the Hey River, south of Weipa, in Queensland for the past week, at least 40 kilometres away from its natural habitat of open waters. They believed it would eventually arrive along New York's coast: "Unless the shark came through the Harbor and went through the north through Hell Gate and Long Island Sound, it was presumed it would swim along the South Shore of Long Island and the first deep water inlet it reaches will be the Jamaica Bay. According to The New York Times, "women [were] panic-stricken [and fainted] as [Bruder's] mutilated body ... [was] brought ashore." The attacks became the subject of documentaries for the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and Discovery Channel, which aired 12 Days of Terror (2004) and the Shark Week episode Blood in the Water (2009). Photos of the shark have been shared on social media sites this week. Charles Knife Canyon: worth the drive - See 233 traveler reviews, 106 candid photos, and great deals for Exmouth, Australia, at Tripadvisor. “It was a unique situation then, [but] it clearly doesn’t matter where it occurs and when,” Burgess says. A 10-year initiative to make Parramatta River safe for swimming could raise concerns about sharks and see an increase in ... and a bronze whaler shark bit a swimmer at Charles Street Wharf in 1996 A sea captain who saw the event believed it was a Spanish shark driven from the Caribbean Sea decades earlier by bombings during the Spanish–American War. The number of shark attacks in any given year or region is highly influenced by the number of people entering the water. New York. Chagres River, Spanish Río Chagres, stream in Panama forming part of the Panama Canal system. The New Jersey shark attacks sent a message to people in the United States. $144,800 USD 1 Beds; 1 Baths; 1509 Indiana Street. Ocean swimming was a relatively new form of entertainment in 1916. "[42], Ellis points out that the great white "is an oceanic species, and Schleisser's shark was caught in the ocean. Its maximum length is forty feet and its teeth are three inches (76 mm) long. "[57], The Jersey Shore attacks compelled scientists in the United States to revise their assumptions that sharks were timid and powerless. Burgess says as the bites continued, it eventually became obvious that sharks were attacking. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 4 bedrooms and 3 total baths. There were far more sharks throughout the … Broadway Books, 2001. [65] The attacks are also briefly referred to in Benchley's novel White Shark. [14] The New York Times reported that Vansant "was badly bitten in the surf ... by a fish, presumably a shark. [54][55], Academics were skeptical that a shark could produce fatal wounds on human victims. The Sharkie features Aqua-Bound's exclusive abXII resin blades and a shorter, smaller diameter and ovalized carbon shaft. [47] On the other hand, Richard Fernicola notes that 1916 was a "shark year", as fishermen and captains were reporting hundreds of sharks swimming in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. In the twilight of July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Charles Vansant bled to death in a beachfront hotel in New Jersey. [8] His right thigh was severely injured and he bled to death at Monmouth Memorial Hospital in Long Branch at 5:30 PM. In July 1916, ichthyologist and editor for the National Geographic Society Hugh McCormick Smith published an article in the Newark Star-Eagle describing some shark species as "harmless as doves and others the incarnation of ferocity." The attacks forced ichthyologists to reassess common beliefs about the abilities of sharks and the nature of shark attacks. After the first fatality, newspaper cartoonists began using sharks as caricatures for political figures, German U-boats, Victorian morality and fashion, polio, and the deadly heat wave threatening the Northeast at the time. Eventually, an eight-foot juvenile great white shark was pulled from the New Jersey waters. [26] Shark hunts ensued across the coasts of New Jersey and New York; as the Atlanta Constitution reported on July 14, "Armed shark hunters in motor boats patrolled the New York and New Jersey coasts today while others lined the beaches in a concerted effort to exterminate the man-eaters ..."[27] New Jersey governor James Fairman Fielder and local municipalities offered bounties to individuals hunting sharks. The 2,122 sq. Chief of police Martin Brody, biologist Matt Hooper, and fisherman Quint hunt the shark after it kills four people. 123 Hunt Club Drive. Abrasion resistant chin guard. Contact email address: Since an appropriate sized white shark with human remains in its stomach was captured nearby shortly after the attacks (and no further incidents occurred), it seems likely that this was the shark involved in at least the Matawan fatalities. How would you react if a shark took a bite out of your boat and punctured it? [4] Matawan's location made it an unlikely site for interactions between sharks and humans. Sold - 5692 River Shark Ln, Waldorf, MD - $301,500. Before dinner, Vansant decided to take a quick swim in the Atlantic with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever that was playing on the beach. [66][67] Fernicola's research is the basis of an episode of the History Channel's documentary series In Search of History titled "Shark Attack 1916" (2001) and the Discovery Channel's docudrama 12 Days of Terror (2004). $185,900 USD 3 Beds; 2 Baths; 1811 Indiana Street. The information in regard to the sharks is indefinite and I hardly believe that Vansant was bitten by a man-eater. Shortly after entering the water, Vansant began shouting. ft. single-family home is a 4 bed, 4.0 bath property. He was so sure that in 1891, Oelrichs offered $500 ($12,000 in today’s dollars) to anyone who could prove him wrong. He was taking a lunch break from his job as a bellhop at the Essex and Sussex Hotel in Spring Lake on the afternoon of July 6, 1916.Spring Lake is 45 miles north of Beach Haven, the sight of the first attack just five days earlier.Bruder swam far out into the ocean beyond the boundaries of normal beachgoers. The New York Times' headline read, "Shark Kills Bather Off Jersey Beach". $142,500 USD 2 Beds; 2 Baths; 34W792 South JAMES Drive. He admits, "The evidence is long gone, and we will never really know if it was one shark or several, one species or another, that was responsible. In 2010 a 2-foot dead shark … See the graphic map, "1916–2006 United States (incl. Hawaii) Confirmed Unprovoked Attacks by White Sharks", George Burgess, "The Relative Risk of Shark Attacks to Humans: More People Mean More Attacks,", Hugh M. Smith, "Great Shark May Have Swallowed, Adam Dunn, "Review: A biting history on the roots of 'Jaws'," review of, Lane Hartill, "My, what nice teeth you have,", List of fatal shark attacks in the United States, "Shark Kills Bather Off Jersey Beach. Forrest Galante is a wildlife biologist specializing in the exploration of animals on the brink of extinction. Sharky's Cove: Good food and on the river! That night, some of the local men fought back. West, Adelaide Advertiser, 9/7/1971, p. 10; P. Kemp, GSAF [210] 5755 River Shark Ln, Waldorf, MD 20602 was sold in 5755 River Shark Ln, Waldorf, MD 20602. No Longer Doubted That Big Fish Attack Men. Chagres River, stream in Panama forming part of the Panama Canal system. The first lead we got was at a local angling club, a bunch of guys who would drink beer together and … Charles River Apparel Unisex-Adult's Crosswind Quarter Zip, Black, Size X-Large. Bruder was attacked while swimming 130 yards (120 m) from shore. Burgess, however, does not discount the great white: The bull draws a lot of votes because the location, Matawan Creek, suggests brackish or fresh waters, a habitat that bulls frequent and whites avoid. This home was built in 2019 and last sold on 10/25/2019 for $445,990. [40] However, the National Geographic Society reported in 2002 that "some experts are suggesting that the great white may not in fact be responsible for many of the attacks pinned on the species. Murphy and Lucas declared the great white to be the "Jersey man-eater".[36]. There’s some debate if a bull shark was responsible for the deaths in Matawan Creek because they are known to inhabit fresh and brackish waters; however, Burgess says the evidence points to the young great white. But after the attacks in New Jersey in 1916, what were once thought to be frightening-looking yet essentially benign animals became man-eating predators. “At least one school of thought at the time was this was all stuff of rumors and fabrications.”, In an August 2, 1915 New York Times editorial, “Let Us Do Justice to the Sharks,” included in Close to Shore, the editors wrote, “To this day, there is nothing that will so quickly set a crowd of swimmers scurrying for our beaches as the sight of a shark’s fin in the offing … that sharks can properly be called dangerous, in this part of the world, is apparently untrue.”. It roams through all temperate and tropical seas, and everywhere is an object of dread. Shark Week: Deadly Shark Attacks Of Summer Of 1916 On Jersey Coast Were An 'Anomaly' - Toms River, NJ - Read up on Patch's coverage of sharks in celebration of Shark … Similar homes for sale in Fox River Heights, St. Charles. Thirty minutes later, a shark bit 14-year-old Joseph Dunn’s leg. Its stomach contained human remains. Ichthyologist Henry Weed Fowler and curator Henry Skinner of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia asserted that a shark's jaws did not have the power to sever a human leg in a single bite. Hoffman was certain she was going to be devoured by the "Jersey man-eater", but later admitted she was "not sure ... whether she had her trouble for nothing or had barely escaped death. The anonymous writer claimed, "These sharks may have devoured human bodies in the waters of the German war zone and followed liners to this coast, or even followed the Deutschland herself, expecting the usual toll of drowning men, women, and children." Credit: Peter M Kyne. Seattle hardcore band Akimbo's 2008 concept album Jersey Shores was based on the 1916 attacks. He concluded that "because it is evident that even a relatively small white shark, weighing two or three hundred pounds, might readily snap the largest human bones by a jerk of its body, after it has bitten through the flesh."[59]. Major American newspapers such as the Boston Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle placed the story on the front page. Charles Winokoor Friday Aug 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM Aug 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM. Another cartoon depicted "an exasperated individual at the end of a dock that displays a 'Danger: No Swimming' sign and mentions the three most emphasized 'danger' topics of the day: 'Infantile Paralysis (polio), Epidemic Heat Wave, and Sharks in the Ocean'." Some partygoers screamed and covered their eyes. 5716 River Shark Ln , Waldorf, MD 20602-4228 is currently not for sale. His leering, chinless face, his great mouth with its rows of knife-like teeth, which he knows too well to use on the fisherman's gear; the relentless fury with which, when his last hour has come, he thrashes on deck and snaps at his enemies; his toughness, his brutal, nerveless vitality and insensibility to physical injury, fail to elicit the admiration one feels for the dashing, brilliant, destructive, gastronomic bluefish, tunny, or salmon. This would support the theory that a great white could have been responsible. Guests and workers at the Essex & Sussex and neighboring hotels raised money for Bruder's mother in Switzerland. Homeowners association fees total $45 per month. Five days later, bellhop Charles Bruder, 27, was killed during an afternoon swim along the Jersey Shore. Fisher and others dived into the creek to find Stilwell, believing him to have suffered a seizure. Fernicola notes, "Since 1916 was among the years that Americans were trying to break away from the rigidity and conservatism of the Victorian period, one comic depicted a risqué polka-dot bathing suit and advertised it as the secret weapon to keep sharks away from our swimmers." Search for more papers by this author. The shark must have been an integral part of their lives with archeological records of shark teeth being used as barbs on a war spear and shark motifs being included in the rich artwork mosaic that patterned many rock engravings and shelters around Sydney river banks and the coast. 5701 River Shark Ln was built in 2018 and last sold on August 16, 2018 for $433,965. It feels like this summer has been full of shark sightings near the state’s beaches, but the latest spotting hits a little closer to home: Nearly 10 miles inland in the Taunton River. Scientists had a loose grasp on shark behavior. 2020 National Geographic Partners, LLC. The Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of New Jersey, in the United States, between July 1 and 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured.The incidents occurred during a deadly summer heat wave and polio epidemic in the United States that drove thousands of people to the seaside resorts of the Jersey Shore. However, our examination of the site reveals that the size of the "creek," its depth, and salinity regime were closer to a marine embayment and that a smallish white clearly could have wandered into the area. Media type to be uploaded: still image. "[13] At first, after the Beach Haven incident, scientists and the press only reluctantly blamed the death of Charles Vansant on a shark. The victim was Charles Bruder, 27, a Swiss bell captain at the Essex & Sussex Hotel. [52] He wanted proof that "in temperate waters even one man, woman, or child, while alive, was ever attacked by a shark. View 1 photos for 5705 River Shark Ln, Waldorf, MD 20602 a bed, 4 bath, 3,422 Sq. Charles Epting Vansant, 23, of Philadelphia, was on vacation at the Engleside Hotel with his family. Personal and national reaction to the fatalities involved a wave of panic that led to shark hunts aimed at eradicating the population of "man-eating" sharks and protecting the economies of New Jersey's seaside communities. He was so sure that once, when he hosted a party at his seaside home, he jumped in the water with a shark to settle a $250 bet with his guests, according to an 1891 Pittsburg Dispatch article. Some had been dismissive of the newspaper reports that said sharks had killed swimmers on the coast, because Americans at this time were fairly certain … sharks didn't bite people. In a letter to The New York Times, a Barrett P. Smith of Sound Beach, New York, over 135 miles (217 km) away on the far side of Long Island, wrote: Having read with much interest the account of the fatality off Spring Lake, N.J., I should like to offer a suggestion somewhat at variance with the shark theory. KPLC asked the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries about the shark. [34] Schleisser mounted the shark and placed it on display in the window of a Manhattan shop on Broadway, but it was later lost. [70], The attacks at Matawan are the subject of the National Geographic Channel documentary Attacks of the Mystery Shark (2002), which examines the possibility that a bull shark was responsible for killing Stanley Fisher and Lester Stilwell;[41] Discovery Channel's Blood in the Water (2009); Shore Thing (2009) (directed by Lovari and James Hill); and the Smithsonian Channel's The Real Story: Jaws (2011).[50]. MLS# MDCH203350. As the national media descended on Beach Haven, Spring Lake, and Matawan, the Jersey Shore attacks started a shark panic. [35], No further attacks were reported along the Jersey Shore in the summer of 1916 after the capture of Schleisser's great white shark. He told The Philadelphia Inquirer in early 1916 that "it is beyond the power even of the largest Carcharodon to sever the leg of an adult man." Attacks attributed to a single shark are extremely uncommon. They said the ocean is still wild. A shark sunk its teeth into Charles Vansant, the 25-year-old son of a Philadelphia businessman, out for an evening swim in the resort town of Beach Haven on July 1. … Millionaire and athlete Hermann Oelrichs was sure that no shark had ever bitten a human. Shore Thing, IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1290114, "Bathers Need Have No Fear of Sharks: Lousy Fish Expert Declares One That Killed Swimmer May Have Sought To Attack Dog,", "Motor Boats Hunt Man-Eating Sharks Off Jersey Coast,", "Shark Guards Out At Beach Resorts; Wire Nets Set Against Supposed Man-Eater That Killed Spring Lake Bather,". The Ohio River has had a brief history with sharks, however. They thought Stilwell, who was epileptic, had drowned. View the full report by creating an account. The brutal world of Westminster politics is often likened to shark-infested waters. 5696 River Shark Ln, Waldorf, MD 20602 is a 2.5 bathroom, 2,268 sqft single-family home built in 2018. Many—though not all—scientists of the day believed sharks were harmless. DNA tests have revealed that the shark that killed Broome man Charles Cernobori last weekend was a bull shark — the first fatal attack by a bull shark in Weste [...] Read full article: Bull shark behind fatal mauling of Broom...→ #Charles Cernobori Richard G. Fernicola published two studies of the event, and notes that "there are many theories behind the New Jersey attacks," and all are inconclusive. Bull sharks swim from the ocean into freshwater rivers and streams and have attacked people around the world. June to July 14, 1916."[61]. Others called for help. The second major attack occurred on Thursday, July 6, 1916, at the resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey, 45 miles (72 km) north of Beach Haven. [9] Stilwell's body was recovered 150 feet (46 m) upstream from the Wyckoff dock on July 14. [31] Several fishermen claimed to have caught the "Jersey man-eater" in the days following the attacks. Shark in the Hastings River. 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