MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Authorities said a 10-year-old girl is recovering after being bitten by a shark while boogie boarding Friday at Surfside Beach.
WMBF reported that 10-year-old Allison Foreman said she was in waist-deep water when the 4-5 foot long animal bit her hand.
"My daughter came up behind me and screamed that a shark bit her," said Mandi Nichole Wierzbicki, Forman's mother, according to WMBF.
Wierzbicki said a lifeguard wrapped her daughter’s hand to control the bleeding. She said blood was running down her arm and leg.
The victim’s family said they rushed her to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She is recovering after being treated for the bite.
A hospital spokeswoman said they treat about three shark bites every year on average.