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Boy gets stitches after being bitten by shark on SC coast

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — There’s been another shark attack in the waters off the coast of the Carolinas.

Area media outlets report that a 12-year-old boy was bitten while swimming off the Isle of Palms northeast of Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday.

The youngster was swimming with a cousin about 15 feet out in the surf about 6 p.m. when he was bitten. The youth required eight stitches to close the wound.

There have been at least two shark attacks off the South Carolina coast this year.

Seven people have been attacked by sharks along the North Carolina coast in the past three weeks. The most recent was Wednesday when a 68-year-old man was injured off Ocracoke Island.

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