Lifeguard recovering after being bitten by shark on Hilton Head Island
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 5:20 PM EDT
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WTOC) - A Hilton Head Island lifeguard is recovering after being bitten by a shark on Tuesday.
According to the operations manager of Shore Beach Services, a lifeguard was checking water conditions near Ocean Lane in Palmetto Dunes when the lifeguard was bitten. He suffered deep lacerations to the chest area.
The lifeguard was sent to a hospital in Savannah via helicopter.
According to Shore Beach Services, the water was kept clear in a half mile area for approximately an hour and a half.
The lifeguard’s injuries are reportedly non-life threatening.
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