UPDATE: 12-year-old girl taken to hospital after reported shark bite in Georgetown County


GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Midway Fire Rescue responded to a report of two children bit by a shark off Pioneer Loop in DeBordieu, Georgetown County on Saturday, according to Midway Fire Chief Doug Eggiman.

Battalion Chief Jeff Pifer says a 12-year-old girl was transported to Georgetown Memorial Hospital with a bite to her thigh. She is in stable condition. The other child did not need to be transported.

The two girls were in a raft in the ocean when a 2 to 3 foot shark some how jumped into the raft they were in and started thrashing around – seemingly trying to escape. That’s when the shark’s mouth came into contact with the girl’s leg.

At this time, there is no additional information.

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