08/09/2007 Noah Green (South Carolina)

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08/09/2007 Noah Green (South Carolina)

Postby sharkbait » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:58 pm

Two shark attacks reported off Isle of Palms


30 year old male

ISLE OF PALMS, SC (AP/WIS) - Two shark attacks have been reported off the Isle of Palms. Workers say one happened just outside the county park at the Isle of Palms and another about three hours later outside Wild Dunes.

When the shark bit the nine-year-old boy, authorities say they had to temporarily close part of the beach. That was around 2pm. The closure affected 200 yards of each side of the Isle of Palms pier.

Isle of Palms Police say the boy's injury was significant but not life-threatening. Isle Of Palms City Administrator Linda Tucker says the child had lower leg and ankle injuries and was sent to East Cooper.

One witness told The Post and Courier of Charleston that the boy just got a little too close to the shark.

The second attack happened at Wild Dunes around 4:30pm.

According to 911 both victims were both bitten on the leg.

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Postby sharkbait » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:21 pm

Shark Bite Update

Friday, Aug 10, 2007 - 11:17 AM Updated: 06:44 PM

By Reporter: Meryl Conant
Photojournalist: David Keller
Two shark bite victims are recovering this evening after both undergoing surgery. Both the 9-year-old and 30-year-old victims report feeling a bite while in just a few feet of water at the Isle of Palms. The 9-year-old boy spoke about his ordeal only to Count on 2.

Chase Crawford turns 10 next weekend. While he has been alive less than one decade, this week he has experienced more than most every adult.

After hours of bogey-boarding with his dad and brother Thursday, they headed towards shore.

“I felt something bite me and I yelled dad and I could not pull my leg out of his mouth,” Chase explained.

“What were you thinking? What were your first thoughts?” reporter Meryl Conant asked.

“I hope I don't die,” he responded.

“I look down and I see this tail fin thrashing around his legs and I knew what it was,” said Chase’s father, Phillip Crawford.

“It was a mix between dull and sharp pain and blood,” Chase explained.

“It was just like a nightmare when you see that as a parent,” Phillip added.

For Phillip and Diane Crawford, the next six hours were filled with bated breath as Chase underwent surgery.

“When they said a full recovery is expected we could exhale for just a moment,” Diane explained.

Chase is expected to head home on Wednesday but will spend the next few weeks on crutches.

He used to love going into the ocean with his dad but he says he does not think he ever will want to go in again.

The other victim, 30-year-old Noah Green also was close to shore in just three feet of water when a shark bit his ankle. He too requires multiple surgeries. Green currently lives in China and is in town for a family reunion with more than ten of his relatives


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Postby sharkbait » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:23 am

Man Attacked By Shark Faces Long Recovery

Friday August 10, 2007 4:02pm

Posted By: Sandee Jackson


Charleston, SC - The family of Noah Green, a 30-year-old man severely injured during an apparent shark attack, says the man's spirits are high though he faces a long recovery.




In a statement released Friday, the Green family says:

"Yesterday, while swimming at a Charleston beach with his family, our son Noah Green was stricken with a severe ankle laceration and dislocation caused by a fish believed to be a shark. The event occurred in about three feet of water and within 25 - 30 yards of the shoreline at around 4:30pm.

Noah is a 30-year-old teacher who is visiting his Iowa and Nebraska family in between teaching assignments in China. Noah has been teaching English in either China or South Korea for five years.

During the first exploratory surgery last evening, the ankle was repositioned and the wound cleaned and evaluated. We are expecting to conduct a second, reconstruction and repair surgery later Friday.

Noah's spirits are good. His first concern was for the reaction of his bride, Ling, whom he married last month in China. His second concern was for the well-being of the young swimmer who experienced a similar attack no more than two hours earlier in the same area.

The family is grateful for the quick reactions and courage of those on the beach who contributed to the rescue. We were fortunate to have a surgeon, doctor and nurse all vacationing on the beach near us. The paramedics and the emergency action people of Mount Pleasant reacted quickly to Noah's needs, and we feel the personnel of East Cooper Regional Medical Center have aided greatly with our support. Accidents of this nature reinforce the need to have an appropriate emergency notification plan in place, and have the necessary emergency equipment at hand to aid with emergency recoveries at both public and private beaches."

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Postby sharkbait » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:48 pm

Nine-year-old describes how shark attacked him

Aug 10, 2007 09:17 PM EDT


Mayor of Isle of Palms speaks about reported shark attacks.

David Stanton reports.

Two possible shark attacks off SC coast

Sharks attack at Isle of Palms

Administrator speaks about shark attacks at Isle of Palms.

David Stanton reports.







Two shark attacks reported off Isle of Palms


ISLE OF PALMS, SC (AP/NBC) - The waters off a seven mile stretch of a South Carolina beach have reopened after reports of two possible shark bites.

Administrator Linda Tucker says the waters off the Isle of Palms near Charleston were closed Thursday afternoon when a nine-year-old boy and 30-year-old man sustained leg injuries within three hours of each other.

Tucker says the locations where the two were injured were separated by about four miles. She could not confirm the injuries were shark bites; however, a marine biologist says Friday that they likely were.

Bryan Frazier is a marine biologist with the Department of Natural Resources. He says he would need to see photos to say for sure if they were shark bites. But Frazier says it sounds like they are shark bites.

Nine-year-old Chase Crawford says the shark attacked him while he was riding a boogie board Thursday afternoon.

Chase had been in the ocean for several hours with his dad and brother, and says the attack happened in knee-deep water as they were heading back to shore. "I felt something bite me and I yelled, 'Dad!' and I could not pull my leg out of his mouth."

His father, Phillip Crawford, says, "I look down and I see this tail fin thrashing around his legs and I knew what it was. I said I have to get him out of here. I scooped him up and he had a bloody foot."

The family of the 30-year-old has released a statement on the shark attack:

"Yesterday, while swimming at a Charleston beach with his family, our son Noah Green was stricken with a severe ankle laceration and dislocation caused by a fish believed to be a shark. The event occurred in about three feet of water and within 25 - 30 yards of the shoreline at around 4:30 pm.

"Noah is a 30 year-old teacher who is visiting his Iowa and Nebraska family in between teaching assignments in China. Noah has been teaching English in either China or South Korea for five years.

"Our family selected Charleston SC as a location for this post-graduation family reunion of eleven immediate family members and a guest from the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Virginia. Noah's 26 year-old sister is using the trip as a chance research Charleston as a location for a 2008 destination wedding.

"During the first exploratory surgery last evening, the ankle was repositioned and the wound cleaned and evaluated. We are expecting to conduct a second, reconstruction and repair surgery later today.

"Noah's spirits are good. His first concern was for the reaction of his bride, Ling, whom he married last month in China. He has communicated his condition to her through email connections, and we are trying to make her understand the situation. His second concern was for the well-being of the young swimmer who experienced a similar attack no more than two hours earlier in the same area.

"The family is grateful for the quick reactions and courage of those on the beach who contributed to the rescue. We were fortunate to have a surgeon, doctor and nurse all vacationing on the beach near us. The paramedics and the emergency action people of Mount Pleasant reacted quickly to Noah's needs, and we feel the personnel of East Cooper Regional Medical Center have aided greatly with our support. Accidents of this nature reinforce the need to have an appropriate emergency notification plan in place, and have the necessary emergency equipment at hand to aid with emergency recoveries at both public and private beaches.

"Noah would like to thank the people of the city of Charleston and all those who have extended their sympathy and support."

Helicopters, boats and officials are on the beach to patrol the coastline Friday.

Tucker says it has been at least five years since anyone was bitten by a shark along the Isle of Palms, which is about 15 miles north of Charleston.

The Florida Museum of Natural History says the last fatal shark bite in South Carolina was in 1883.

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Postby sharkbait » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:46 am

Surgeon: A Classic Shark Bite
Tuesday August 14, 2007 5:46pm

Reporter: Kelsey Starks
Posted By: Sandee Jackson

Mount Pleasant, SC -

A local surgeon calls it a classic shark bite. This as one of the two victims reportedly attacked by a shark off the Isle of Palms coast Thursday tells his story. His doctor says he's lucky because the 30-year-old will likely walk again.


Noah Green says he was riding his last wave of the day at the wild dunes beach on Thursday when he saw a blur under the water, and then felt it grab him.



"It's one of those things you can't describe. It was just an intense force on my foot,” says Green.

“It kind of got me twice. It bit me one time on the ankle, I was able to kick it away and it came in for a second shot and sliced the bottom of the foot."



The animal ended up severing his heel from his ankle. He crawled from the thigh-deep water he was in and yelled for help.



"He had some classic shark teeth bites on his calf...saw-like bites,” says Dr. David Morrow, the orthopedic surgeon treating Green at East Cooper Regional Medical Center.

“A classic shark imprint."



He was taken to East Cooper Regional Medical Center where he's already had two surgeries, connecting the tendons and muscles to put his foot back in place with two pins. As of now, he's able to wiggle some toes.



"Typically we see a shark bite, a few puncture wounds and they figure out it’s not a fish, and let it go,” says Dr. Morrow.

“But this one was mistaken...or very hungry."



His doctor says Green will need at least one more surgery this week. His complete recovery could take nine months to a year.



Noah was the second victim of a shark bite Thursday; the other, a nine-year-old boy from Goose Creek is recovering at MUSC.

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Postby sharkbait » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:48 am

Shark attacks man with Washington ties
By David Hotle 08/14/2007


Noah Green, grandson of Rob and Jean Robertson of Washington, was attacked by a shark while vacationing with family in South Carolina. He remains hospitalized with injuries to his leg and foot.
Experts say that there is more danger from driving to a beach than being attacked by a shark. That did not hold true for Noah Green, 30, who was attacked by a shark in the waters along South Carolina, last Thursday. The attack occurred on Charleston Beach, a private beach on the ocean.
Green, the grandson of Washington residents Rob and Jean Robertson, suffered lacerations and dislocation to his foot and lower leg. Since the attack, he has undergone two surgeries. Good news came yesterday, the Robertsons said, when the physicians removed the bandages to check the wounds. Doctors report that the blood flow has returned partially to the foot. Green was reported to be able to move his toes.
"It's a horrifying thing," Rob Robertson said today. "It is not anything we would order. He still has a foot. I guess we are lucky." He said from updates on Green's condition he is getting from family, the doctors seem optimistic about his progress. Green remains hospitalized after the attack.
The Robertsons were in South Carolina for family vacation arranged by their daughter. The family were scouting the area for a possible wedding next year.
Green teaches English in China and returned to the United States to acquire a visa for his wife, Ling. Jean Robertson witnessed the attack from shore. She said Green had been boogie boarding - a small form of surfboard - earlier in the day. He had stopped and was on his knees in about three feet of water, about 20 feet from shore. She said Green suddenly began screaming.
"It's like you see in the movies," she said. "It was like everything was in slow motion. He was screaming. Finally we heard him scream, 'Get an ambulance.' It dawned on us that something awful was happening."
Jean Robertson said, at the time of the attack, there were about 20 people in the water. She commented that 11 other members of her family, including an 18-month-old, had also been in the water earlier that day.
She said the primary bites were on his calf. Green believes he kicked the fish, causing it to slide down, doing damage to the arch and heel of his foot. There is no word how the foot will function.
Several people carried Green from the water. Jean Robertson said that a surgeon, a doctor and a nurse were on the beach and administered first aid while the ambulance was en route.
Bull sharks are common to South Carolina, but officials report it had been at least five years since a shark attack occurred along the Isle of Palms. The last fatal shark attack in South Carolina was in 1883. The Robertsons say that the presence of sharks is something that South Carolina natives do not like to admit to.

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