Teen bitten by shark in Hilton Head

Teen playing in waist-deep waters bitten by shark

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A woman says her 10-year-old son was bitten by a shark while splashing in waist-deep water along the SC coast. Tonya Cox Turrell, Jei's mother, shared a series of updates on Facebook showing a bite mark and a scar left from his surgery. His mom says he showed nothing but faith and courage when it happened.

Jei Turrell was bitten Sunday at a beach on Hilton Head Island. He described the moments as shocking and as a dream. He said he was swimming in waist-deep water with his brother in Hilton Head Island when he encountered what he believes was a shark.

Turrell says the family had been at the beach for an hour when she heard her son screaming "Shark!" and saw blood. Just last week, a video emerged of a shark feet from the shoreline on Emerald Isle.

"I feel fine. I'm just a bit sore but that's normal. It didn't take me".

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