June 15, 2012

Four Swimmers Possibly Bitten by Shark(s) in Myrtle Beach

June 14, 2012
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A group of university researchers are reviewing the evidence after four people were bitten by what may have been a shark between 72nd and 82nd Avenue North.  The dispatch website for Myrtle Beach Police says the call about a possible animal bite came in around 1:20 p.m.

Captain David Knipes, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, tells WMBF News that four individuals were bitten in the ocean.

Knipes say they are possible shark bites, but they cannot know for sure until it is confirmed by a doctor or shark expert...

Read the full WMBF story here   (with video and photos)
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EDIT 06 /21/2012: Florida shark experts now confirm that the four Myrtle Beach swimmers were indeed bitten by migrating black tip sharks last week. The four were all bitten within a ten minute period and experts believe that the sharks were most likely in a feeding frenzy when the swimmers unfortunately entered the water.  Read the story here.
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