2 girls in raft bitten by shark – 29 July 2017 – DeBordieu Beach, South Carolina, US

In a rather unusual incident, two 12-year-old girls were bitten by a 2-3 foot shark which jumped onto their raft and thrashed about.

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DeBordieu, South Carolina

The two children, whose names were not released, were paddling their raft off Pioneer Loop in DeBordieu, South Carolina, US when the incident happened on Saturday, 29 July 2017.

One girl was bitten on her thigh and was taken to Georgetown Memorial Hospital where she was reported in stable condition. The other girl was not hospitalised.

No other details were reported.

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DeBordieu rentals

BUMPED – 11 August 2013 – The Washout, Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA – surfer’s board bitten

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Surfer talks to media after his board was bitten by a bull shark during a surf contest.

A 10-year-old surfer (not immediately named in press reports) had his board bitten by what is presumed to be a 6-8 foot bull shark while surfing in a contest at The Washout on Folly Beach in South Carolina. The incident happened around 5.30pm on Sunday 11 August 2013.

A witness on the beach said the shark got tangled in his leash. The shark then latched onto his board. The boy managed to undo his leash and swim away from the board. He was not injured.

Two other surfers swam out an helped the boy to shore.

The contest — the S.C. Governor’s Cup of Surfing – was stopped and postponed to September.

Sources:

Transworld Surf
The State
WISTV

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10-year-old surfer talks to media.
Screen grab from video on WISTV

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

INJURED – 2 June 2012 — Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States – body boarder bitten

Ryan Orellana-Maczynski’s shark bite wound. The photo was taken shortly after the incident off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States,

Ryan Orellana-Maczynski, 25, was bitten on the left foot by a small shark while body boarding near 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States.

The incident happened about 7.45pm on Saturday 2 June 2012.

“I was sitting on the waves so my feet were dangling and I felt something tug my foot. It was not forceful by any means, but I just felt something there,” he said.

He told media he fought the shark for about 30 seconds and jabbed it in the eyes which made it release its grip.

Some others on the beach helped him from the water. The bite severed an artery, according to Orellana-Maczynski, and the wound was bleeding a lot.

Orellana-Maczynski had surgery on his foot and was expected to make a full recovery.

It wasn’t reported where he was taken to hospital or what type of shark it was.

Sources:
Daily Mail
WBTV

INJURED – 25 July 2010 — Isle of Palms , South Carolina, US – wader bitten

Alex Stamm, 16, was bitten on the leg by 4-foot shark while in waist-deep water off the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, United States. Reports say his injuries were minor although he did receive 40 stitches. The incident happened on Sunday 25 July 2010. No other details were reported.

Sources:
Examiner
Indy Star