When this story first came out earlier this week, it was unclear if a bite victim in Myrtle Beach had actually been bitten by a shark or some other form of marine life. But authorities are now saying that 7 year old Rudy Varney was most likely bitten by a black tip shark.
Last Monday, Rudy was wading in the ocean with his brother when he suffered the bite. His family knew something was wrong when they heard Rudy start crying and noticed blood in the water. They immediately took him to shore and medical help was summoned.
Rudy underwent surgery to repair a severed tendon and laceration on his foot.
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