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

8-year-old boy bitten by shark on Bald Head Island in N.C

8-year-old boy bitten by shark on Bald Head Island in N.C

The Village of Bald Head has confirmed that an 8-year old boy was bitten by a shark on Sunday afternoon.

An 8-year-old boy was attacked by a shark Sunday while swimming off a North Carolina beach, suffering a leg injury that required a trip to a nearby hospital, reports said.

Dean Davis, whose family travels to Bald Head Island each summer from Kentucky, told the outlet he was shocked to hear what happened.

They are expected to be okay.

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

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Officials say the boy was in the ocean when a shark grabbed him by the leg.

The boy, who has not been named, was assessed by first responders at the scene before being taken to the hospital by ferry, Village Manager Chris McCall said.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was bitten in the leg by the shark, according to WECT.

"The Village Public Safety Department employs year-round officers who are cross trained in Basic Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Services to include EMT-Basic to full Paramedic care level of service in addition to water rescue", McCall said.

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