8-year old boy bitten by shark at Bald Head Island

Published: Jun. 16, 2019 at 10:30 PM EDT
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The Village of Bald Head has confirmed that an 8-year old boy was bitten by a shark on Sunday afternoon.

According to Village Manager Chris McCall, the call came in around 4 p.m. Sunday from South Beach on Bald Head Island.

McCall said the boy suffered non-life threatening wounds to his leg.

The boy was quickly treated at the scene, and taken off island by the Bald Head Island ferry to a local hospital.

The size and type of shark is not known.

The Village did not release the name of the victim.