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Beach-goers are pictured at Isle of Palms in this file photo. File/Marlena Sloss/ Staff

A child was transported to an area hospital after suffering a reported shark bite Monday afternoon on Isle of Palms. 

Officers, firefighters and EMS responded to Palm Boulevard and 30th Avenue shortly before 4:30 p.m. on report of a child who was bitten in the calf and foot, according to a dispatch supervisor with the Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center. 

Mayor Jimmy Carroll said the child's injuries were not serious. Further details were not available Monday night. 

The incident may be the first shark bite of the season for the greater Charleston area. Last week on Hilton Head Island, a shark bit a 10-year-old boy in the forearm as he splashed in waist-deep water. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for the Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.