Possible shark bite reported in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Georgetown County are responding to an incident involving a possible shark bite.

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, the possible shark bite happened at DeBordieu Colony in Georgetown County at around 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 20.

Personnel from Midway Fire and Rescue and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources also responded to the incident.

We’re told a resident of DeBordieu went for a morning swim, while moving parallel to the shore felt a bite on his left foot, according to an incident report.

He told law enforcement and rescue personnel that he was able to kick his foot free and swim to shore. He said he did not see the animal that bit him. He suffered a four-inch laceration and puncture wounds to his foot.

Medics transported the man to Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

DeBordieu Colony is about two miles north of Georgetown off US 17.

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