Two young girls survive shark attack off South Carolina coast

(DeBordieu Beach, S.C.) — Firefighters say two 12-year-old girls have been bitten by a small shark off the South Carolina coast.

Firefighters were called to the DeBordieu Beach part of Georgetown County on Saturday, Midway Fire Chief Doug Eggiman said.

The girls were in a raft when a shark about 2 or 3 feet long jumped aboard and thrashed about. One girl was bitten on her thigh and was taken to Georgetown Memorial Hospital where she was in stable condition.

The other girl did not require hospitalization.