“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.

A man has been filmed wrestling with a shark on the shore of a popular Long Island beach, leaving fellow sun seekers screaming in terror.

The frightening footage was filmed Sunday at Smith Point Beach on Fire Island — where two shocking shark attacks took place last month.

In the clip, the unidentified man can be seen standing in the shallows of the water before he pulls a gray tail toward the surface.

“Holy s–t,” a woman can be heard exclaiming in the background, as other people gather to watch the unfolding spectacle.

The shark attempts to break free from the man’s grip and swim back into the water, but he continues to try and pull the predator onto the sand.

A subsequent photo shared to another beachgoer’s Instagram Stories shows the man being assisted as he attempts to get the shark out of the water.

Man wrestles shark on New York beach in shocking video: ‘Holy s–t!’

The unidentified man was seen pulling the shark to shore Smith Point Beach on Fire Island on Sunday.

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The Post has reached out to the woman who took the frightful photo for further details.

The man’s antics attracted criticism on social media, with one person replying: “Any reason why they pull that shark out of the water? Isn’t it [in its own] habitat?”

Another stated: “Kind of wish the shark had bit this guy. Leave the animals alone!”

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.

However, swimmers at Smith Point Beach have been on high alert in recent weeks, following two separate shark attacks.

Man wrestles shark on New York beach in shocking video: ‘Holy s–t!’

In a snap shared on Instagram Stories, the man was assisted by a second beachgoer as they wrestled the predator in front of stunned onlookers.

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Man wrestles shark on New York beach in shocking video: ‘Holy s–t!’

While it has not been confirmed, the creature appeared to be a sand tiger shark — a non-aggressive species of shark known only to attack humans when bothered first.

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On July 13, a 41-year-old surfer was rushed to 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 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.

Man wrestles shark on New York beach in shocking video: ‘Holy s–t!’

The man’s antics attracted criticism on social media, with one person replying: “Any reason why they pull that shark out of the water? Isn’t it [in its own] habitat?”

Jam Press Vid/@yessiryesher/LOCA

Meanwhile, the other parts of the east coast are also currently experiencing a shark scourge with a spate of attacks occurring this summer.

There have been several shark sightings and attacks in Florida, with a recent viral video showing two sharks circling swimmers frolicking in the water at a Jacksonville beach.

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