After the shark enters Amity Island's coastal waters, it starts eating swimmers. Terry is waterskiing on Diane's boat, attracting the attention of Brucette. Terry is skiing when the shark swims up behind her and drags her beneath the waves, killing and devouring her. Diane, the speedboat's driver, tries to defend herself by first throwing a gasoline tank at the shark (accidentally spilling some on herself and on the boat) and then igniting the fuel with a flare gun. The fire ignites the gas tank and the speedboat explodes, killing the driver. The shark survives, but burned on the right side of it's head.
Terry was played by professional waterskier Christine Freeman.