Teen wounded in possible shark attack while surfing
The boy's grandmother said he appeared to suffer from “deep tooth bite.”
An 8-year-old boy was reportedly bitten by a shark off the coast of North Carolina over the weekend, making it the third shark attack in the state this month.
The boy, who has not been publicly named, was in the ocean at Bald Head Island on Sunday at around 4 p.m. when a shark grabbed his leg, village manager Chris McCall.
"A young boy was bitten by something [believed] to be a shark, given the type of wounds sustained and assessment made by first-responders," McCall said.
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Paige Winter was standing in waist-deep water when she was attacked by a shark
The boy was evaluated by safety officers on the island before being taken to a nearby hospital. He was treated for multiple puncture wounds and is expected to make a full recovery.
The shark believed to have bit him was not immediately found by emergency officials.
The boy is the third reported shark attack off the coast of North Carolina this month.
Austin Reed, 19, was bitten by a shark while surfing off Ocean Isle Beach on June 10. Emergency workers said he was bitten on his right foot,.
Paige Winter, 17, lost most of her left leg and two fingers.
8-year-old attacked by shark off North Carolina coast
An 8-year-old boy is recovering after he was bitten by a shark off the coast of Bald Head Island Sunday afternoon. Authorities said the boy was taken to the hospital and treated for several puncture wounds after the shark grabbed him by the leg. He is expected to make a full recovery. This is the third reported shark bite off the North Carolina coast this month. Click here to sign up for the daily Wake Up Charlotte newsletter RELATED: Father of teenage girl attacked by shark in NC shares rescue story RELATED: Teenager bitten by shark on Carolina coast MORE WAKE UP CHARLOTTE Reynolds Wrap is looking for the best barbecue ribs in America You can rent Iron Man's cabin on Airbnb
Her father, a paramedic and firefighter, jumped into the water and punched the shark.
Winter's family said in a statement after the attack that the teen wants to raise awareness for environmental issues after the attack.
"Despite this unfortunate circumstance, Paige is an unwavering advocate for the marine life and the animals who live in the water," the statement said,. "She wishes for people to continue to respect sharks in their environment and their safety,"
According to thefrom the University of Florida, there were 66 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2018, 32 of which occurred in in the United States.
, more sharks are swimming near the Northeast coast - including in - because water temperatures are rising.
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"There's an astounding mass migration of animal life towards the poles,", an associate professor in Rutgers' Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, told The Daily Beast.
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Loyola Marymount Student From Torrance Dies In Shark Attack In The Bahamas.
Bahamian officials say the woman was killed near Rose Island, an 11-mile stretch of uninhabited beach off the coast of Nassau. According to the family’s GoFundMe page, the victim was 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey, of Torrance. Police say the victim was attacked by sharks while snorkeling with her family near the island. Family members apparently saw the sharks and yelled, trying to warn her, but she didn’t hear them in time. Police say there were three sharks involved; they bit her in the arms, legs and buttocks and severed her right arm. Lindsey was taken to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.