“Jaws”-dropping footage of a manhandled man-eater is going viral amid record-setting shark sightings, attacks and beach closures in the New York area.
The video, filmed Sunday, shows an unidentified man wrestling with the shark at Smith Point Beach on Fire Island — where two shocking shark attacks took place last month.
Eyewitness Emily Murray told The Post that she was out on a walk when she noticed the man battling the beast, before quickly whipping out her cellphone to record the drama.
“Holy s–t,” she can be heard exclaiming in the background of her clip, as other beachgoers gathered to watch the seaside spectacle.
“He [the man] had been fishing and caught the shark by accident,” Murray explained. “He was attempting to unhook it and cut it free.”
In Murray’s clip, the fisherman can be seen standing in the shallows of the water trying to bring the shark to shore.
A subsequent photo snapped by Murray shows the man being assisted by a second person as they pull the predator onto the sand.
They eventually unhooked the shark and released it back into the water.
While it has not been confirmed, the creature actually appeared to be a sand tiger shark — a non-aggressive species of shark known only to attack humans when bothered first.
Murray told The Post that the beach was not closed to swimmers, deadpanning: “I feel like we’ve all gotten used to it [shark sightings].”
However, visitors to Smith Point Beach have been on high alert in recent weeks, following two separate attacks.
On July 13, a 41-year-old surfer was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a 4-foot tiger shark while out on the water on his board.
The predator left a 4-inch gash in the man’s leg, but he survived the terrifying ordeal.
Meanwhile, on July 3, a young lifeguard was bitten on the chest and right hand by a shark estimated to be 5 feet in length.
The guard — who was in the middle of a training exercise — fought off the beast with his bare hands before making it to shore.
Shark attacks on Long Island “are extremely rare,” according to local officials, but they have increased in frequency as of late.
The past two years saw more shark sightings than the entire previous decade combined.
In July alone, there were four other incidents recorded across Long Island.