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New fiance gets bitten by shark
Not the hand with the ring on it
MacKenzie and Rob Web
This selfie says it all for Mackenzie Higgins of Camden and Rob Wall of Lugoff, who got engaged in Awendaw on May 27. The couple was on vacation with Mackenzies family when he popped the question. Three days later, Mackenzie ended up with a much less welcome surprise: a shark her brother caught while fishing on a nearby island bit her on the right hand -- not the hand with the ring on it. Luckily, surgeons fixed any damage and she plans to return to Camden on Saturday. - photo by Provided by Mackenzie Higgins
Twenty-year-old Mackenzie Higgins lay in the bottom of the boat Tuesday, her right arm up in the air as her mother, Terry, applied pressure to her hand. Her 22-year-old boyfriend, Rob Wall -- who had proposed to her a few days earlier, on May 27 -- sped the craft away from the island they’d been enjoying about a mile off shore back to the Awendaw landing where his truck was, several miles up U.S. 17 from Mt. Pleasant.