MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Beach-goers in Myrtle Beach have reported that a male was bitten by a shark near the 2nd Avenue Pier.
Beach Patrol Sgt. Philip Cane tells WMBF News the incident occurred on Saturday around 7:45 p.m.
According to Beach Patrol 25-year-old Ryan Orellana-Moczynski was bitten by an unspecified type of shark.
The victim had surgery Saturday night, and officials say he’s expected to stay in the hospital over the next few days.
A 2nd Avenue Pier employee provided that photo to WMBF News.
Witnesses on the beach told a WMBF News crew that when the male victim was coming out of the water, the shark was still attached to his foot.