Mike Parker told The StarNews of Wilmington that his daughter Kendall was in waist-deep water Saturday near the Shell Island Resort at Wrightsville Beach when she felt something bite her arm.
Parker says a doctor who helped stitch up the wound says it appeared to come from a 4- or 5-foot-long sand tiger shark.
Parker says his daughter was released from the hospital, but might need surgery to repair a damaged tendon.
The Parker family is from Davidson.
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