Two shark bites reported in same day on Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Washington Post
Two swimmers were injured by sharks in two separate incidents on Aug. 15 in Myrtle Beach. The injuries were not life-threatening, but these shocking attacks were both considered to be unprovoked.
The beachgoers were attacked by sharks on the same day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina within nearly an hour of one another. One victim needed surgery and hundreds of stitches to close her wound, while the other victim was bitten nearly a dozen feet away and was not hurt.
Karen Seitz was swimming in waist-deep water with her eight-year-old grandson when a shark bit her arm. She was severely injured from the bite.
Myrtle Beach Police Master Cpl. Kevin Larke told the city’s beach advisory committee that two people were bitten by sharks on the same day, but they have not been able to identify the sharks responsible for the attacks.
Sharks congregate in nearshore waters, typically near sandbars, and can become trapped at low tide. Areas with steep drop-offs are also likely attack sites.
In 2021, there were 47 confirmed cases of unprovoked shark bites in the United States, with one of them being fatal. Florida was the leading state with cases of unprovoked shark bites. South Carolina had the fourth-highest number of unprovoked bite incidents in 2021, with four incidents taking place.
To learn more about these back-to-back shark attack incidents, please consider the news outlets below for receive additional insight.
- Two shark bites reported in same day on Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Washington Post
- Myrtle Beach shark attacks: 2 bitten on same day Fox News
- Pittsburgh woman bit by shark CBS Pittsburgh
- 2 Myrtle Beach swimmers bitten by sharks on same day Charleston Post Courier
- ‘There was a shark on my arm’: Pennsylvania woman bitten by shark in Myrtle Beach WPVI-TV