Archive for the 'South Carolina' Category
Monday, June 4th, 2012
Beach-goers in Myrtle Beach have reported that a male was bitten by a shark near the 2nd Avenue Pier.
Beach Patrol Sgt. Philip Cane tells WMBF News the incident occurred on Saturday around 7:45 p.m.
According to Beach Patrol 25-year-old Ryan Orellana-Moczynski was bitten by an unspecified type of shark.
The victim had surgery Saturday night, and officials say he’s expected to stay in the hospital over the next few days.
A 2nd Avenue Pier employee provided that photo to WMBF News.
Witnesses on the beach told a WMBF News crew that when the male victim was coming out of the water, the shark was still attached to his foot.
Monday, July 26th, 2010
A Hamilton County teenager was attacked by a shark while on vacation near Charleston, South Carolina. It happened at a popular vacation spot called Isle Of Palms.
16-year-old Alex Stamm had to get 40 stitches in his leg after the shark attacked him.
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.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Friday, October 9th, 2009
A 77-year-old man lost his arm below the elbow on Thursday when he was attacked by an alligator while playing golf on Fripp Island in South Carolina.
The man, who was playing the 11th hole of the island’s Ocean Creek Golf Course, leaned down to pick up his ball when a 10-foot gator grabbed his arm and then dragged him into a nearby pond. The gator then went into a series of “death rolls,” a technique it uses to tear apart its food. That was when the man lost his arm.
The man’s golf buddies were able to free him from the alligator’s grasp and called 911.
Workers killed the gator and performed a necropsy on it to remove the man’s arm from the animal’s digestive track.
The arm was stored in a cooler in the hopes of re-attaching it. The man’s condition was still unknown late Thursday night.
Friday, July 10th, 2009
This 11-foot, 500 pound tiger shark was caught by SSgt. Hollingsworth in the Broad River off of Parris Island, SC in a body of water that’s very popular to pleasure cruisers, water skiers, swimmers–and apparently large sharks.
“This is my fourth tiger shark over eight feet long I’ve caught in the past week,” Hollingsworth said in an email.
According to sources at the Florida Museum of Natural History, which keeps records of shark attacks, tiger sharks are second only to great white sharks in the number of recorded attacks on humans.
Thursday, November 27th, 2008
A 13 ft great white shark washed up on on a South Carolina beach last week. A visitor spotted the dead shark about a mile from the lighthouse on Morris Island. Nobody knows what killed the female shark, but she seemed to be in perfect condition when they found her.
Biologists took tissue samples (along with her entire head) hoping to find out more about why the shark died.
Monday, August 18th, 2008
Well, here’s all I got…
A 7-year-old boy was bitten in the water at 16th Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach, SC this afternoon.
The boy was bitten in three different places and has some small bite marks but officials have not been able to confirm if the marks are from a shark or fish bite. Whatever it was, it had teeth.
The boy was treated by lifeguards at the scene.