Girl Bitten by a Shark in South Carolina

A mother has reported her daughter was bitten by a shark in South Carolina.

Heather Williams said the incident occurred while the family was visiting Kingston Plantation in Horry County over the Labor Day weekend.  Several children were boogie boarding off Myrtle Beach, when Rylie Williams said something bit her.

The 12-year-old had several lacerations on her right leg. She was treated on scene by lifeguards before being transported to the hospital.

Doctors used 25 stitches to sew up the 39 puncture wounds around her leg.

Rylie is in the process of healing and is reportedly already back at school.

There have been a total of sixty-two shark attacks bites in 2016. Six of which were fatal. Twenty-nine reported in the US, with eighteen occurring in Florida. Eleven have occurred in Australia, three of which were fatal.

All locations have been marked on the 2016 shark attack bites tracking map.

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