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Two shark bites on the same day in Myrtle Beach

Two people were bitten by a shark off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Thursday. One of her victims was so badly attacked that she needed hundreds of stitches.

Her Karren Sites, from Pittsburgh, was enjoying the first day of her family vacation when she was swimming in shallow water with her 8-year-old grandson when a shark swam up and grabbed her arm. I devoured it.

"I felt like something had bitten me and I had a shark on my arm. I was just in waist deep water. I'm going to take it off my arm.

Her grandson Brian, who was only 10 feet away, saw a shark attacking her.

"Shark I didn't even see the shark approaching, but I just saw the shark jump up and not even fully bite like I saw the tail move sideways. I picked it up and as soon as I touched it, it fell into the water,” explained the 8-year-old girl.

Gruesome arm wound from shark attack.

Site was hospitalized, where she underwent surgery and received hundreds of stitches. sewed.

Daniel Abel, a marine science professor at Coastal Carolina University, told the outlet that it was "very clearly a shark bite" based on the shape of the wound.

"I feel sorry for the victims who are horrific," he added.

Another person was bitten by a shark a few blocks later on Thursday, Myrtle Beach Police told her WPDE. No further details were immediately available about the incident.

The attack occurred after noon, but Abel said it was best not to swim at dawn or dusk when the water was sparse at this time of year and the sharks were feeding. He also warned against swimming when schools of fish are near the shore or fishing piers. He said he would return. Her grandson said she won't be returning to sea anytime soon.

"I sit on the sand, but I don't go in the water," said Brian.