BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. 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.