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As Tourist Season Ends, Only 1 Myrtle Beach Shark Bite in Summer 2022

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

UPDATE: As this article went to press, two more swimmers experienced shark bites in Myrtle Beach Monday.

Tracking Sharks says there have been two shark attacks in South Carolina in 2022, one on Kiawah Island and one right here in Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach shark attack happened on June 21, 2022 on a private family campground, according to Tracking Sharks.

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South Carolina opened all schools for classes yesterday. As the school year begins, Myrtle Beach tourism is largely behind us, with the exception of Labor Day weekend. Labor day is September 5th.

There were four unprovoked shark attacks in S.C. in 2021.

The trend in S.C. is as follows:

South Carolina averages around 3 shark attacks each season. The 2022 season proved to be historically low.

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