Despite being far from the ocean, Illinois has recently witnessed a surprising number of shark attacks. Updated weekly, this page provides the latest details on these shark attacks in Illinois. Such events can impact tourism and spark conversations about human-sea interactions. As we explore these encounters, we’ll delve into the balance between enjoying our waterways and maintaining safety. Stay informed on shark attacks and learn how it’s affecting the broader landscape of recreation and travel in our state.
Recent Shark Attacks in Illinois
|Date / Time||Country / Area||Activity||Name||Sex / Age||Injury||Species|
|01-01-1955||USA ,Illinois||Swimming||George Lawson||M||Right leg allegedly bitten by a bull shark||Questionable incident|