• Woman claims people were swimming at SC beach inches from sharks

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A woman claims she snapped photos of beachgoers feet away from sharks in shallow waters in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    WYFF reported that Ginger Gilmer posted photos on Facebook Friday in which she says people swam as sharks were nearby. According to WDPE, she was visiting from Tennessee.

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    "Why I go to the beach to get in the pool! SHARKS!!!! Not one person had an idea of what was lurking around them," Gilmer claimed. "Can’t see the bottom, not swimming in it!"

    According to Gilmer's photos, sharks were near the shore of the beach. In some of her photos, she drew arrows to what she said were sharks.

    "I will still go back to Myrtle Beach. I am not getting in the ocean. Mad respect for the sharks," Gilmer said, according to WPDE. They are amazing predators and they are right where God intended them to be. I love the beach and will definitely go back."

    South Carolina waters are home to a number of species of sharks. In the past month, three people in the state have reported being attacked by sharks.

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