8-year-old boy bitten by shark at Bald Head Island


BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C.- Emergency officials said an 8-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after he was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon on Bald Head Island.

Brunswick County officials confirmed with WECT that EMS was called to the island around 4 p.m. about a shark bite.

According to Village Manager Chris McCall, the boy was in the ocean when a shark grabbed him by the leg. McCall told WECT the injuries did not require a medevac to the hospital and that the child was being treated for multiple puncture wounds but should make a full recovery.

The size and species of the shark are unknown. The attack marks the third off the coast of North Carolina this month.

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