Hilton's homecoming: Great white shark swims for South Carolina

Hilton's homecoming: Great white shark swims for South Carolina

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A great white shark named for and tagged off the coast of South Carolina looks like he's coming home.

Hilton was located off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday morning, and is currently swimming toward the Lowcountry coast. The shark was tagged off Hilton Head Island as part of marine research group OCEARCH's "Expedition Lowcountry" last year.

[READ MORE: 12-foot great white shark 'Hilton' spotted near coast of NC]

Content Continues Below

Hilton's tracker pings when his dorsal fin breaks the water's surface. The 12-foot, 1,326-pound shark has pinged as far south as Vero Beach, Florida, and as far north as Sonora, Nova Scotia, traveling more than 7,400 miles up and down the Atlantic coast.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservatory says another great white tagged off Hilton Head Island, Amy, pinged Tuesday off Myrtle Beach.

Hilton has his own Twitter account to track his movements.

Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com: