There was a new shark attack in North California. A 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark at Ocean Isle Beach and lives to tell the story.
The girls was in the water with her boogie board, when what what was described as a 4-foot shark came at her and bit her leg. There were large portions bit off her boogie board as well.
It appears that the board was actually more appealing to the shark than the girl’s foot, as the colors on the board resembled those of exotic fish that constitute the shark’s prey. This is most likely what drove the shark close to her.
The teenage girl got away with only a few lacerations on her foot from her confrontation with the shark, which is something that not many people get to say.
The exact succession of events is unknown at the moment, but the it has been officially announced that the animal that bit the girl was in fact a shark, as Mayor Debbie Smith talked to the press.
She announced that the 13-year-old girl is safe and sound and is not in any danger at the moment. Her lacerations are most likely not complicated and she will recover completely after the incident.
The brightly colored green and black boogie board seems to be the only one who has suffered irreparable damage, as the shark has taken dining-plate-sized bites out of it and there is no chance that will ever be usable again. This is however quite a small price to pay when it comes to being attacked by sharks.
The girl was very lucky that a woman who was at the beach and saw the whole thing, called an ambulance immediately. According to the recording of the 911 call, the woman said that the girl was bleeding pretty bad and that “two huge chunks” were missing from her foot.
The use of the words “two huge chunks” were probably used due to the aggravated state that the woman must have been in, because the girl’s lacerations are not extensive enough to require plastic surgery, according to the Mayor’s declaration.
This is not the first shark attack reported in US waters, as this is the fourth to happen in the last two weeks. Hopefully, the rest of the summer will be shark-free.
Image Source: tribkcpq.files.wordpress.com