8-year-old boy bitten by shark at NC coast

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BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. — Brunswick County confirms EMS was called to Bald Head Island Sunday about a shark bite, according to Wilmington TV station WECT.

WECT reports that Village Manager Chris McCall says, 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 South Bald Head Wynd.

The boy was taken to the hospital on the Bald Head Island ferry.

He is being treated for multiple puncture wounds, but is expected to make a full recovery, WECT reports.

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