INJURED – 26 June 2012 – Kahana Beach, Maui, Hawaii – swimmer bitten

Sage St Clair suffered a small wound to her left calf from a shark bite at Kahana Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Sage St Clair, 16, suffered minor wounds to her leg from a shark bite while swimming at Kahana Beach, Maui, Hawaii. The incident happened at around 9.45 am on 26 June 2012 a short distance north of the surf spot called S-turns.

Sage suffered 10-12 cm gash to her left calf. Fire personnel treated the wound at the beach and her parents drove her to hospital.

She was sitting in shallow water when the shark bit her. The girl’s father was reportedly kneeling in the water next to her and felt something bump his lower back.

It is believed the shark was a small reef shark.

Sources:
Hawaii News Now

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INJURED – 19 June 2012 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA – swimmer bitten

Another shark bite at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Wow. Another shark bite at Myrtle Beach. This makes it 6 in the past couple of weeks. On Tuesday 19 June 2012 a 16-year-old boy (name not reported) was bitten on the foot by a small shark while in waist deep water off Myrtle Beach (near 6th Ave.), South Carolina, USA.

Very little is reported on this except that his friend is quoted as saying ‘he was in pain and he couldn’t put any pressure on his foot’.

He was reportedly taken to hospital.

Source:
WTVR

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INJURED – 18 June 2012 – Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, USA – swimmer bitten

Ocean Isle Beach

UPDATE
The girl’s name is Brooklyn Daniel. She was bitten on the left leg and required 140 stitches. – Can’t have been a small wound! She has been released from hospital and is expected to make a complete recovery.
Source: Mansfield News Journal

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A six-year-old girl (not named) was bitten on the leg by a shark while swimming off Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, USA. She suffered only minor puncture wounds to her leg. The girl was reportedly in shallow water when it happened.

Apparently the girl’s mother reported seeing a shark following a school of fish in the area.

No other details were reported.

Sources:
WWAYTV3

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INJURED – 15 June 2012 – Summerland Key, Florida Keys, USA – fisherman bitten

A 23-year-old fisherman (not named) was bitten on the calf after hooking a nurse shark in the Florida Keys, USA. He got into the water to release it and it bit him on the calf. The incident happened on June 15, 2012.

The brief report says Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a house in Summerland Key. The report adds he was transported to Lower Keys Hospital with only superficial injuries.

No other details were reported.

Source:
Huffington Post

INJURED – 14 June 2012 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA – 4 swimmers bitten

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The wound of one of the 4 shark bite victims at Myrtle Beach

On 14 June 2012 four swimmers reported being bitten by shark in separate incidents at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. The bites were reported over a 10-minute span between 72nd Avenue north and 82nd Avenue North. However, at the time of this blog it was still not confirmed if they were in fact shark bites. Photos of teh bites have been sent to experts at the Shark Attack File in Florida for confirmation. However, one of the victims 16-year-old Jordon Garofalo said his doctor was pretty sure it was a shark because of the bite marks.

A lifeguard on duty at the beach is quoted as saying: “Nobody saw them. Even the guys that got bit didn’t see it. They’re definitely shark bites. One guy’s foot was opened up. The other had a full mouth print around his leg.” He didn’t see the other injuries.

Three people were taken by Emergency Medical Services to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and the fourth drove himself.

A shark expert Dan Abel told media it was not likely the same shark was responsible for the 4 bites and reckoned it was probably black tip sharks. He said a black tip shark could have a bite between three and six inches in diameter.

Sources:

WTVR
News Observer