UPDATE: WPED News Channel 15 has since reported that police confirmed “sharks” were responsible for the bites but had no confirmation of species.
According to a WPED News Channel 15, four people were bitten yesterday by an unidentified marine animal (or animals) while swimming/bathing at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The victims suffered various injuries to the legs, feet, and hands. However, none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The species involved in the attacks has/have not been identified. However, other media outlets, including ABC News have reported the incident as a “probable shark attack.”
Myrtle Beach Online reports that the bites took place over a ten-minute span between 72nd Avenue north and 82nd Avenue North, during the early afternoon. The bites were reported around 1:20pm. According to the report, photos of the bite marks are being sent to researchers at the University of Florida for review.