Boy possibly bitten by shark in Myrtle Beach

by Victoria Spechko, Carolina Live.
15 August 2011.

A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after a possible shark bite.

Myrtle Beach police say they’re not sure if it was a shark or another type of fish.

The child had several puncture wounds to the bottom of one foot. The lifeguard nearby said it was not a life-threatening injury.

It happened in the area of 3rd Avenue North.

Roseanna Woody of Greensboro, North Carolina told us her group was out in the ocean on boogie boards when the child was bitten. She said lifeguards told people to get out of the water while they treated the boy.

Woody says they did see some small sharks near the pier.

Swimmers are being allowed back in at this time.





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