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’.
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
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.
Megan Konkler, 33, was bitten on the foot by a shark about 3 to four foot long. She was in shallow water at a beach in Avon, Outer Banks, North Carolina, United States, when the small shark latched onto her foot.
“It felt like 1,000 pounds, a huge weight, pressing down on my foot,” she is quoted as saying.
She pulled her foot from the shark’s mouth and managed to walk ashore, thinking she had lost some toes in the bite. She wrapped her heavily bleeding foot in a blanket.
The incident happened around 1.30pm on Thursday 31 May 2012.
She told the press: “I kept thinking, ‘Don’t pass out, just go, you can make it’.”
It wasn’t reported where she was taken for treatment, but reports said a doctor closed the wound with eight internal stitches, as well as 10 across the top of her foot and five on the bottom. She didn’t lose any toes.
A shark expert said the shark was probably a 3-4 foot blacktip, sharpnose, blacknose or spinner, which are common off the North Carolina coast at this time of year.
A brief report says a 10-year-old boy (not named) was bitten on the heel of his foot while swimming in 3-4 feet of water in the vicinity of the 500 block of Ocean Boulevard West, Holden Beach, North Carolina, United States. The incident occurred around 3.30pm on Wednesday 24 August 2011.
The boy was taken to Brunswick Novant Medical Center and was reported in a stable condition.
Trang Aronian, 28 suffered lacerations to her foot and toes after being bitten by a shark while wading in shallow water off Kure Beach, North Carolina, United States. The incident happened around 5pm on Wednesday 17 August 2011. The attack occurred in the vicinity of the H Avenue beach access.
Her husband, who was with her in the water, reckons it was a 4-6 foot tiger sand shark.
He told media that after she shouted that she had been bitten he yanked her back and the shark released her foot.
“As we were running ashore, the shark kept chasing us … It didn’t stop until we were about 5 feet from the shoreline,” he is quoted as saying.
“It’s her whole foot. It ripped the skin right off,” he said.
Some reports say they were 15 metres from shore in very shallow water when the attack took place.
Aronian received 60 stitches to close wounds on the top and bottom of her foot.