8-year-old bitten by shark at Bald Head Island
Posted June 16, 2019 7:06 p.m. EDT
Updated June 16, 2019 10:30 p.m. EDT
According to Village Manager Chris McCall, the 8-year-old boy was in the ocean when a shark grabbed him by the leg.
The call came in around 4 p.m. Sunday from S. Bald Head Wynd.
The boy was taken to the hospital on the Bald Head Island ferry. He was being treated for multiple puncture wounds but is expected to make a full recovery.
It is the third reported shark bite off the North Carolina coast this month.