Two Myrtle Beach swimmers experience shark bites

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David Hucks
David Hucks
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

Just as MyrtleBeachSC news reported the relatively few shark bites in Summer 2022, two people were bitten by sharks Monday in Myrtle Beach, according to police.

One person was bit north of 82nd Avenue North, police said. Another person was bit in the area of 74th Avenue North.

It is unclear if the same shark was involved in both instances.

Only occasionally do we report a shark attack over the 120 days that make up peak tourist season. These shark attacks Summer 2022 bring the total to 3 persons this year.

The ocean off the East Coast is home to more than 50 shark species. These range from the small spiny dogfish to the much larger white shark.

We reported yesterday that only 1 person had been attacked by a shark prior to Monday’s news.

Three total shark bites puts Summer 2022 numbers in line with historic numbers.

There were no serious injuries nor any fatalities caused by these bites.

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