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Father: Shark bite victim 'doing great'

Myrtle Beach, SC -

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A 10-year-old boy who experts believe was bit by a small shark late Monday morning is on the road to recovery, according to family members.

Emergency responders were dispatched to a location along 74th Avenue North just before 10:45 a.m. Monday after learning the 10-year-old had received bite makes while swimming in the ocean.

Officials on scene described the boy as having a number of "puncture wounds," but were unable to immediately identify what caused the injury. Further examination of the bite marks led an expert to believe the injury was caused by a small shark.

The Gettysburg Times reported the 10-year-old from Gettysburg, PA, needed 19 stitches in wake of the incident. In an email exchange between the paper and the boy's father, the 10-year-old was described as "doing great."

The Gettysburg Times reports the 10-year-old from Gettysburg, PA, needed 19 stitches after he was bit on the leg while swimming along 74th Avenue North.

In an email exchange between the paper and the victim's father, the 10-year-old was described as "doing great" in wake of the incident.

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