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07/30/2013 - Ty Bretz - South Carolina

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:06 am
by alb
Man says shark bit him on Isle of Palms

A 32-year-old man was apparently bitten by a shark on the Isle of Palms Tuesday afternoon.

The fire department got the call around noon, Chief Ann Graham said. The man had a 3-4 inch gash on one of his legs and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He told rescue personnel he saw a couple of sharks nearby before he was bitten.

Graham said they don’t get shark-bite calls very often.

“When you consider the number of people on the beach, it’s pretty rare,” she said.