Stamm had to get 40 stitches in his leg after the four-foot-long shark attacked him.-----
Hamilton Co. teen bitten by shark in South Carolina
Updated: Jul 26, 2010 6:09 PM EDT
Stamm had to get 40 stitches in his leg after the four-foot-long shark attacked him.
A Hamilton County teenager is thankful to be alive today after being attacked by a shark while on vacation near Charleston, South Carolina. It happened at a popular vacation destination for Hoosiers called Isle Of Palms.
16-year-old Alex Stamm had to get 40 stitches in his leg after the shark attacked him.
The teen arrived for a family vacation at Isle of Palms Sunday and immediately went to the beach.
Stamm says he was in waist deep water when he felt something biting his leg. He says he looked up and saw the shark's tail swimming away. He thinks the shark was about four feet long.
A family member is a registered nurse. She and her sister, a physical therapist, immediately applied pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
The family says they originally planned to visit Florida for vacation but decided to come to South Carolina because of the oil spill.