Shark injures man off Sullivan’s Island

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SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, SC (AP) — Officials say a man was “nipped” by a small shark Monday while knee-deep in the water on Sullivan’s Island.

The Sullivan’s Island fire and police departments said in a news release that the 35-year-old was bitten Monday afternoon by a shark that the victim estimated to be 3 to 4 feet long.

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The man, who was on vacation with his wife, was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Prior to Monday, the last reported bite on Sullivan’s Island occurred in May 2015. The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/28Yxpoh) reports that there hasn’t been a fatal attack in South Carolina since the 1850s.

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