10-year-old boy was 'very likely' bitten by a shark at Hilton Head beach

  • Source: The State
  • Published: 05/14/2018 03:25 AM

A 10-year-old boy was the victim of what was "very likely a shark bite" at a Hilton Head Island beach in Palmetto Dunes Sunday afternoon, according to Mike Wagner, operations manager for Hilton Head Island Shore Beach Service Sunday night. The boy was bitten in the arm while swimming in waist- to chest-deep water in front of the Disney Beach House around 3 p.m., Wagner said. A patient with a severe laceration to the arm was airlifted to the Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah for medical treatment from Disney Beach House, Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue spokeswoman Fire Marshal Joheida Fister said Sunday night.


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