Shark attacks Columbia girl at SC beach
(Kiawah Island) July 12, 2006 - WIS has learned that there has been another shark attack in the coastal waters of SC.
This time, a shark bit a 21-year-old female on the ankle. The bite happened on a private beach at Kiawah Island.
The lady is said to be from Columbia. She was taken to Roper Hospital in reportedly good condition.
This is the second time in less than a week, and the third time in a month, that someone has been bitten by a shark in South Carolina. On Saturday, July 8, a shark bit a 14-year-old girl at DeBordieu Beach in Georgetown County.
The girl was also taken to the hospital and treated for shark bites.
Then, on June 12, 2006, a seven-year-old girl was bitten while playing in just two feet of water on Hilton Head Island. Deputies say she suffered puncture wounds to her feet and buttocks.
Experts say there are an average of three bites a year in South Carolina. But, in just 30 days time, we've reached our average, and it's only mid-July.