INJURED – 1 June 2008 – Cherry Grove, South Carolina, United States – swimmer attacked
Madi Taff, 15, received minor wounds after being bitten by a shark on the foot while body surfing at Cherry Grove, South Carolina, United States. The incident occurred on 1 June but was only reported on 16 June 2008.
She was rushed to a lifeguard station and then taken to hospital where she had 16 stitches to close the wound.
Madi said she thought she hit her leg on a rock or was bitten by a large crab.
Judging by the bite, doctors said the shark was about 5 feet long. Authorities speculate the shark was either a Sandbar or a Black Tip shark.