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Shark Attacks 8-Year-Old Boy Swimming Off The Coast Of North Carolina

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter

A shark grabbed an 8-year-old boy’s leg and bit him while swimming in the ocean Sunday, according to North Carolina officials.

“A young boy was bitten by something to be a shark given the type of wounds sustained and assessment made by first-responders,” Brunswick County Village Manager Chris McCall said, according to WECT.

Pictured is Bald Head Island. Screenshot/Google Maps

Pictured is Bald Head Island. Screenshot/Google Maps

The attack occurred about 40 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina, on Bald Head Island in the afternoon, USA Today reported Monday.

“I’ve heard about shark bites and attacks, but nothing really here so this is kind of news to me,” frequent visitor Devan Davis said.

The boy is expected to fully recover after suffering multiple puncture wounds. (RELATED: 65-Year-Old Man Dies In Hawaii Following Apparent Shark Attack)

Two other shark attacks occurred in the state in June, according to ABC 11.

The Village of Bald Head Island and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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