window.adSetAdURL && window.adSetAdURL('/_uac/adpage.html'); AOL.getDeviceState = getDeviceState; maxWaitTime: 3000 Can’t see the bottom, not swimming in it!”. if ($(divID).length) { The fisherman was able to break free and swim to safety. He was hospitalized, but was expected to make a full recovery. if (typeof AOL === "undefined") {, Myrtle Beach lifeguard shortage plagues beaches as visitors return to ocean, Sharks and stingrays in the Myrtle Beach surf, Fishing for sharks off Charleston coast offers summer excitement for anglers, Test your knowledge of this week's headlines with our news quiz, The Carolina Opry announces opening date for 35th season, Horry County rethinks its tax notices in an effort to save taxpayer money, Mace declared winner in 1st District race; Democratic Rep. 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Post and Courier Myrtle Beach NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Memorial Day weekend became a little more eventful for some beachgoers in the Grand Strand. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. This map is for informational use only. "We just couldn’t believe there were so many of them.". if (!window.adsDisableFileless === undefined) { I’ve never felt force like that from any animal or anything in my life, so I was in shock.”. c.des = des; // always true? Between 2000-2019, there were 74 shark bites reported in the Palmetto State. The video has racked up tens of millions of views, and even The Asylum, the studio behind the movie "Sharknado," tweeted about it. On Sunday, an 8-year-old boy was bitten in the leg by a shark in Bald Head Island. A teen was injured in a possible shark attack off the Outer Banks on Thursday, officials say.. (Photo via Getty), Snorkelling with Whale Sharks at Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, the largest fish in the ocean, and a vegetarian. var b; Just 24 hours before Stowers was attacked, her husband had approached the Lack’s lifeguards about fishermen casting their lines into the ocean alongside those trying to enjoy a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination, but not unfamiliar with shark sightings. (Photo via Getty), The sharks of Tiger Beach, Bahamas. spaceid: 1197803369, AOL.articleOverlayActive = false; Sharks were attracted by chumming the area. According to Lack’s Operations Manager, Weslyn Lack-Chickering, the company hires an off-duty medic to roam the beach on weekends because the trip from Highway 17 to the beach can be slow due to traffic. Other “We’ve fished for sharks a lot and never seen anything like that. catch (e) {} See how close a shark got to unaware Myrtle Beach swimmers, Shark bites 8-year-old boy off North Carolina beach, Tagged great white shark spotted off Ocean City, Maryland & New Jersey shore. The 23-year-old competitive surfer was bitten by a shark on the arm while surfing near the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Test yourself with our weekly quiz. AOL.isMobileSwipe = false; // required by dynamic-lede.js, isAutoRotateDisabled() AOL.responsiveEnabled = true; // required by dynamic-lede.js, isAutoRotateDisabled() }; Thankfully people are truly scared of sharks, so when we tell them why, they go, ‘OK, bye!’”. Beachgoers in South Carolina experienced "Sharknado" in real life this week when a massive bird was caught on video flying through the air, carrying what many believed to be a shark in its talons. By WMBF News Staff | May 24, 2020 at 11:51 AM EDT - Updated May 25 at 12:35 PM . “They are swift-swimming sharks that make rapid decisions about what to bite and what not to bite,” said Abel, who also said that the area sees plenty of lemon and bull sharks. Some people fishing along North Myrtle Beach managed to catch a shark Sunday. webworker_file : "" function getDeviceState() { “I felt like people wanted the picture more than help,” Stowers said. Be in the know. You have permission to edit this article. "They're associating humans with getting food and it's making it very dangerous to be in the water, whether you're spearing or you just happen to be snorkeling near where they're feeding them,” he said. viewability: true, modules: ['aol_module'], Nicole Stowers' arm after being bit by a shark in Myrtle Beach on Aug. 19, 2020. The shark was eventually let go after a few minutes before making its way back into the ocean, swimming away from the beach. Special to The Post and Courier, The Berkeley Independent - Moncks Corner, SC, By Nick Masuda At only 5-foot-3, wading into the surf has been commonplace on her multiple vacation trips to the Grand Strand from her native Pittsburgh — never fearing a thing, more focused on keeping her two children in line and within arm’s length. Video shows the shark being brought close to shore as a crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of the creature. } 2 recovering from separate shark attacks in Florida, Professional surfer bitten by shark in Jacksonville, 8-year-old attacked by shark off North Carolina coast, 911 call reveals frantic moments after shark attack, Man who survived shark attack in Bahamas details terrifying tussle. Police say the 36-year-old “continued to loiter in the PVA of the voting site” after casting his vote and was possibly intimidating other voters. Blacktips live in warm water and weather — with Myrtle Beach providing plenty of both nearly year around. All rights reserved. First published on July 3, 2020 / 8:48 AM. var a = document.getElementById("state-indicator"); Hernandez puts the blame on popular local shark-feeding businesses in the Bahamas, allowing tourists to have close encounters with sharks. Ed Piotrowski, chief meteorologist at WPDE, shared White's footage on Facebook, joking that some people thought the duo was a condor and a great white shark. if (sizeMnArray !== null && sizeMnArray[e] !== null && typeof(sizeMnArray[e]) !== "undefined" && sizeMnArray[e] !== "") { To make matters a bit worse, the stingrays have been target of the sharks in shallow water, leaving some of the rays bloodied and others dead. © 2020  Verizon Media. Sunshine and clouds mixed. Sharks seen feeding and jumping out of water off Myrtle Beach Georgetown, SC 29440, News tips/online questions:, Delivery/subscription questions: Jobs at WMBF News. Copyright 2020 WMBF. She wrote in the caption: “Why I go to the beach to get in the pool! On Sunday, an 8-year-old boy was bitten in the leg by a shark in Bald Head Island. On Sunday, an 8-year-old boy was bitten in the leg by a shark in Bald Head Island. 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