8-year-old boy bit by shark on Bald Head Island

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BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC. — An 8-year-old boy was swimming in the ocean off South Beach when a shark bit him on the leg, according to the Village of Bald Head Island.

EMS was called around 4 p.m. Sunday from S. Bald Head Wynd.

Village Public Safety Officers treated the boy at the island before he was taken by ferry to a hospital off the island with non-life-threatening injuries. He is being treated for multiple puncture wounds.

The boy is expected to make a full recovery. Officials do not plan to release the boy’s name.

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