Boy bitten on feet while in ocean in North Myrtle Beach - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

Boy bitten on feet while in ocean in North Myrtle Beach

Posted: Updated:

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A 7-year-old boy was bitten on both feet while boogie boarding in North Myrtle Beach Thursday afternoon. Lisa Frost, a registered nurse visiting the beach, helped administer first aid.

"I was reading on the beach, I happened to hear yelling," she said. "I turned around and saw a woman carrying a child out of the water."

The boy was in about two feet of water in the ocean off 6th Avenue South when he was bit, said NMB spokesperson Patrick Dowling. He sustained three cuts on his left foot and one on his right. The bites were small, and it has not been determined what caused them.

"It was a very ragged wound," Frost said. "There were slits and a lot of skin exposed, and intense bleeding."

The boy was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow