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12-year-old girl taken to hospital after reported shark bite in SC

Posted July 30

Beach during stormy skies. (Deseret Photo)

— Midway Fire Rescue responded to a report of two children bit by a shark off Pioneer Loop in DeBordieu on Saturday, according to officials.

Battalion Chief Jeff Pifer says a 12-year-old girl was transported to Georgetown Memorial Hospital with a bite to her thigh from what is believed to be a three-foot shark. She is in stable condition. The other child did not need to be transported.

At this time, there is no additional information.

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  • Gene Stoeckley Jul 31, 3:02 p.m.
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    Hope this child recovers fully from her ordeal. Even a small shark is capable of inflicting serious injury and should not be underestimated.