June 19, 2012

16 Year Old Boy Bitten by Shark in Myrtle Beach - 6th Shark Bite This Season

Unfortunately, it has happen again in Myrtle Beach.  A 16 year-old boy was reportedly bitten by a shark earlier today.  This marks this sixth possible shark bite in Myrtle Beach this season.

According to officials, the boy was in waist deep water when he was bitten on the foot.  The incident occurred at around noon near 6th Ave North and the victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officials are still waiting to hear back from shark experts who are currently reviewing injury photos from four separate victims who were bitten within a 10 minute period last week in Myrtle Beach.  Both police and medical personnel who assisted the swimmer do feel that the four bites were caused by sharks.  Read the story here.  The other incident occurred on June 3rd (story here.)

Read more about this incident at SCNow.com

UPDATE 06/20/2012 - Officials say the injury was due to a sting ray, not a shark.  WMBF updated story.

 Photo Credit: SCNOW.com

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