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08/19/2007 Unknown Male (South Carolina)

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:34 am
by sharkbait
Boy Bitten By Shark at Myrtle Beach

Posted: Aug. 19 10:43 p.m.

Myrtle Beach — A 7-year-old boy was bitten in the leg by a shark while swimming just south of Myrtle Beach on Sunday.

The boy was playing in waist-deep water when the shark attacked him, said Sgt. Phillip Kane, a Beach Patrol officer in Myrtle Beach.

Bystanders had already controlled the bleeding by the time medics got to the scene, said Horry County Fire Rescue officials.

The boy underwent emergency surgery to his calf at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, officers said.

The injury appeared to be non-life-threatening and did not cause any tissue loss, fire officials said.

The attack occurred at Lakewood Campground, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach to the south.

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:25 pm
by sharkbait
Shark bite victim recovering

8/20/2007 12:39:33 PM

The seven-year-old boy bitten by a shark along the Grand Strand is expected to be OK.

Horry County Fire Rescue said the shark bit the boy on his calf while he was in the ocean near the Lakewood Campground Sunday morning.

NewsChannel 15 was told the child was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.

At last check the boy was in stable condition, which means he will have quite a story to tell classmates when he returns to school this fall.