NORTH CAROLINA - A swimmer vacationing at Hunting Island Beach in South Carolina was bitten by a shark Friday, officials said.
“Be aware there is local wildlife here, stingrays, jelly fish, sharks,” Chris Boltin, Beaufort EMS, said. “If you're out in the water, shuffle your feet in the sand. It'll typically scare off the stingrays and sharks."
The shark attack victim suffered a ruptured artery. He underwent surgery and was still in the hospital Saturday.
Also on Friday, authorities say a man has been bitten multiple times by a shark on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the Associated Press reported.
Multiple media outlets report a 47-year-old man was bitten on the back Friday while he was in the surf off Avon on Hatteras Island.
WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, reports the man was being transported to a hospital there.
Several children have been the victims of shark attacks along North Carolina's coast this month including a 13-year old girl and 16-year old boy who both lost limbs about 90 minutes apart at Oak Island.
Red flags were raised at Avon alerting beachgoers of a shark attack.
Officials at the National Park Service, which oversees the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, weren't immediately available for comment Friday.