North Carolina Shark Attacks – On Sunday afternoon, an eight years old boy was attacked by a shark off the coast of North Carolina.
North Carolina Shark Attacks Bald Head Island:
Village Manager Chris McCall said, The 8-year-old boy was attacked by a shark while swimming off around 4 p.m. on Bald Head Island, about 40 miles south of Wilmington. The boy’s identity was not immediately known, but McCall told the local TV stations the boy was bitten in the leg while in the ocean.
McCall says the child suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident off Bald Head Island’s South Beach. The boy, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital on the Bald Head Island ferry.
The boy, whose name was not released, was in the water just off Bald Head Island when he was bitten on the leg, Village Manager Chris McCall said in a statement.
Devan Davis and his family travel to Bald Head Island every summer from Kentucky, said, “I’ve heard about shark bites and attacks, but nothing really here so this is kind of news to me,” said Davis. “It can happen anywhere, but it also might now happen. It’s not to scare people, but if you see something, get out of the water a minute, watch, and just be careful.”
Shark Attacks In North Carolina Last Week:
A 17-year-old girl lost her left leg and two fingers on her left hand in a shark attack at Fort Macon State Park near Atlantic Beach on June 2.
Paige Winter was rescued by her father Charlie Winter, who punched the shark as it pulled his daughter underwater.
19-year-old Austin Reed is expected to be fine after receiving what officials have described as a “marine bite” in Ocean Isle, North Carolina.
— Dorsal USA (@dorsalusa) June 17, 2019
MORE DETAILS: Officials in Brunswick Co. aren’t sure what kind of shark bit an 8 year old boy on the leg tonight on Bald Head Island, or how big it was.
— Amber Joseph (@AmberJosephTV) June 17, 2019