A 15-year-old boy was bitten twice by a shark on Thursday afternoon at a beach in Garden City, South Carolina.
According to WPDE-TV, the boy was about chest deep in water when the shark bit him on the leg. When he tried to push the shark away, the shark bit him on the hand.
Fortunately, the injuries are not life-threatening.
Garden City is located just south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Garden City SC #Georgetown Teen suffered a shark bite on hand & leg at 1601 S Waccamaw Dr. Bleeding heavily EMS enroute.— Carolina Scanner (@CarolinaScanner) August 20, 2015
The teen bitten by a shark was taken to the hospital for his injuries about an hour ago, witnesses said. Injuries are non life threatening.— Claire Byun (@Claire_TSN) August 20, 2015
Thursday's attack comes just one day after a 9-year-old girl was bit by a shark at Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
The girl that was bit on Wednesday in Florida received several cuts, but they are not life-threatening.
This is the first of several shark attacks in the Carolinas this summer.
Early in the summer, there were a spur of shark attacks along the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina.
So far this year, at least 11 people have been reported attacked by sharks while swimming on the beaches of the Carolinas, according to the Associated Press.