INJURED – 7 June 2006 – Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US – wader attacked
A 7-year-old girl was bitten on the left foot and buttocks while wading in two feet of water at Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon, 7 June 2006.
Her father took her from the water to lifeguards on the beach who treated the lacerations on her foot.
Ralph Wagner, director of Shore Beach Service, told media the incident was low-key.
An ambulance was called and took the girl to Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, where she continued to receive treatment. The doctor treating the girl found a tooth embedded in her left foot. The injury was not life-threatening.
The name of the girl was not mentioned in media reports. The type and size of the shark was not established.
The Beaufort Gazette