Linton Suttle, 13, was pushing his 11-year-old sister on a boogie board near the Sea Pines Beach Club in South Carolina on Thursday when he felt a sharp pain in his foot after going for a dive.'I thought maybe it was a seashell, but as I turned around to look I saw a shadow swim away and I knew I had just got bit by a shark,' he told the Island Packet. 'I was glad he also said it was because now my parents know.'According to the report, Linton managed to not have any major injuries but he does have to walk on crutches.
Reagan Readnour, 14, of Lewis Center, Ohio, was pulled off a boogie board and bitten in two places by a shark near Burkes Beach.
And three days later, 16-year-old Olivia Wallhauser, of Jasper, Indiana was bitten by a shark swimming off South Forest Beach in shallow beach.
Using photos of comparable bites and an exchange with shark researchers from the Florida Program for Shark Research, the boys parents were able to confirm that he was indeed bit by a shark. He also has to stay out of the ocean for the time being.
'Half of an inch to the left and he might have lost a toe,' Linton's mother, Kristy Suttle, added.