INJURED – 26 June 2008 – Isle of Palms, South Carolina, US – swimmer attacked

A man (name not released) was bitten on his hand by a shark while swimming of the Isle off Palms, South Carolina, US, on Thursday morning, 28 June 2008.

Media reports said the 37-year-old told authorities he was swimming in the breaking waves when the 4 1/2- to 5-foot-long shark nipped his hand.

Authorities said: “He needed immediate medical attention, but it didn’t look like he was going to have any long-term issues.”

He declined to use an ambulance and went to East Cooper Medical Center in a personal vehicle.

No other details were reported.

Post and Courier

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