Swimmers brought out of water after shark spotted 15 yards offshore near North Myrtle Beach resort

Swimmers brought out of water after shark spotted 15 yards offshore near North Myrtle Beach resort

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Beach patrol in North Myrtle Beach had swimmers get out of the water Tuesday after a shark was spotted near the shore.

According to city spokesperson Pat Dowling, the shark was seen about 15 yards offshore near the Avista Resort. He noted it was a "healthy size."

Dowling added the shark swam toward shore and into the second line of offshore breakers chasing fish. It then did a U-turn about 15 yards offshore and headed back out to sea.

The shark has not been seen since, according to Dowling. Beach patrol kept swimmers out of the ocean for a time to ensure it had gone away from shore.

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