According to state officials, an eight-year-old boy was injured in a North Carolina shark attack that happened on Wednesday.
This is the fourth shark attack reported that happened off the coast of North Carolina over the last couple of weeks.
Officials said that the boy was swimming in the waters of Surf City beach when he was attacked by a shark.
Fortunately, the boy suffered only superficial wounds to his leg and foot. The news of the attack spread quickly around town, which apparently doesn’t have an official lifeguard staff, according to WRAL.com.
Town manager, Larry Bergman talked about the shark incident and said that town officials would close down the beach if they believed there was a “big hazard”.
According to Bergman, those who go into the waters do it at their own risk. He added that the town has increased beach patrols following the recent North Carolina shark attack.
The eight-year-old boy who was attacked by the shark received medical attention on the beach and was later taken to the emergency room by his parents to have his wounds cleaned.
Bergman told the news reporters that police and the EMS believed the boy was not seriously injured by the shark.
According to witnesses, the boy had been in the water swimming about five blocks from a fishing pier.
The town manager said that there are strict regulations that prohibit people from surfing or swimming within 300 ft of the fishing pier.
A few weeks back, on June 13, a young girl was attacked by a shark and suffered small cuts on her leg.
The 13-year-old girl was attacked by the shark while swimming at the Ocean Isle Beach.
A few days after the attack, two separate shark attacks happened within 90 minutes at Oak Island, North Carolina.
These attacks were very serious as both victims had their arms amputated after being bitten by the sharks.
One of the victims had been swimming approximately 100 yards from a fishing pier when the shark attacked her.
According to the authorities, the girl lost her arm below the elbow because of the attack, but doctors were able to save her leg, which had been seriously injured.
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