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Del. Man Says Shark Bit Him off South Carolina Coast

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP)- A 42-year-old Delaware man is being treated after he says he was bitten by a shark off the South Carolina coast.

A spokesman for the city of North Myrtle Beach, Pat Dowling, tells news outlets the man was bitten on the foot Tuesday afternoon by what the man said was a shark between 3 feet and 5 feet long.

The man told officials he had been floating on his back when he was bitten. He said he shook his foot loose from the fish’s mouth and made it to shore. There were puncture wounds on his foot and he was bleeding, according to Dowling.

John Williford of Roxboro, North Carolina, says he and a nearby lifeguard helped the man as he ran out of the water. 

Dowling says the man had puncture wounds on his foot and was bleeding. He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. 

Dowling did not release the man's name.


 

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