Posted tagged ‘North Carolina’

INJURED – 19 June 2012 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA – swimmer bitten

20 June, 2012

Another shark bite at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Wow. Another shark bite at Myrtle Beach. This makes it 6 in the past couple of weeks. On Tuesday 19 June 2012 a 16-year-old boy (name not reported) was bitten on the foot by a small shark while in waist deep water off Myrtle Beach (near 6th Ave.), South Carolina, USA.

Very little is reported on this except that his friend is quoted as saying ‘he was in pain and he couldn’t put any pressure on his foot’.

He was reportedly taken to hospital.

Source:
WTVR

WNCT

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INJURED – 18 June 2012 – Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, USA – swimmer bitten

19 June, 2012

Ocean Isle Beach

UPDATE
The girl’s name is Brooklyn Daniel. She was bitten on the left leg and required 140 stitches. – Can’t have been a small wound! She has been released from hospital and is expected to make a complete recovery.
Source: Mansfield News Journal

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A six-year-old girl (not named) was bitten on the leg by a shark while swimming off Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, USA. She suffered only minor puncture wounds to her leg. The girl was reportedly in shallow water when it happened.

Apparently the girl’s mother reported seeing a shark following a school of fish in the area.

No other details were reported.

Sources:
WWAYTV3

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INJURED – 31 May 2012 – Avon, Outer Banks, North Carolina, United States – swimmer bitten

14 June, 2012

Megan Konkler’s shark bite wound after being stitched up.

Megan Konkler, 33, was bitten on the foot by a shark about 3 to four foot long. She was in shallow water at a beach in Avon, Outer Banks, North Carolina, United States, when the small shark latched onto her foot.

“It felt like 1,000 pounds, a huge weight, pressing down on my foot,” she is quoted as saying.

She pulled her foot from the shark’s mouth and managed to walk ashore, thinking she had lost some toes in the bite. She wrapped her heavily bleeding foot in a blanket.

The incident happened around 1.30pm on Thursday 31 May 2012.

She told the press: “I kept thinking, ‘Don’t pass out, just go, you can make it’.”

It wasn’t reported where she was taken for treatment, but reports said a doctor closed the wound with eight internal stitches, as well as 10 across the top of her foot and five on the bottom. She didn’t lose any toes.

A shark expert said the shark was probably a 3-4 foot blacktip, sharpnose, blacknose or spinner, which are common off the North Carolina coast at this time of year.

No other details were mentioned.

Sources:
Wavy.com
10TV
PilotOnline

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INJURED – 24 August 2011 — Holden Beach, North Carolina, United States – swimmer bitten

26 August, 2011

A brief report says a 10-year-old boy (not named) was bitten on the heel of his foot while swimming in 3-4 feet of water in the vicinity of the 500 block of Ocean Boulevard West, Holden Beach, North Carolina, United States. The incident occurred around 3.30pm on Wednesday 24 August 2011.

The boy was taken to Brunswick Novant Medical Center and was reported in a stable condition.

No other details were reported.

Source:
Star News Online

INJURED – 17 August 2011 – Kure Beach, North Carolina, US – wader attacked

20 August, 2011

Trang Aronian, 28 suffered lacerations to her foot and toes after being bitten by a shark while wading in shallow water off Kure Beach, North Carolina, United States. The incident happened around 5pm on Wednesday 17 August 2011. The attack occurred in the vicinity of the H Avenue beach access.

Her husband, who was with her in the water, reckons it was a 4-6 foot tiger sand shark.

He told media that after she shouted that she had been bitten he yanked her back and the shark released her foot.

“As we were running ashore, the shark kept chasing us … It didn’t stop until we were about 5 feet from the shoreline,” he is quoted as saying.

“It’s her whole foot. It ripped the skin right off,” he said.

Some reports say they were 15 metres from shore in very shallow water when the attack took place.

Aronian received 60 stitches to close wounds on the top and bottom of her foot.

Sources:

Star News Online

INJURED – 11 August 2011 – Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, US – swimmer attacked

15 August, 2011

Donnie White, 54, was bitten on the lower right let by what is thought to be an 8-foot bull shark after jumping overboard a fishing boat to “cool off” during a fishing trip. The incident happened about 7-10 miles offshore of Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, US at around 2.20pm Thursday 11 August 2011.

Don White was bitten on the right leg by a shark while swimming near his fishing boat.

According to the report he had finished swimming around and was heading back to the ladder on the boat when the shark bit his leg. There was report on the severity of the ite wound.

He was taken ashore and transported to Carteret General Hospital by paramedics where he underwent surgery and was sent home a few days later to recover.

No other details were reported.

UPDATE – 15 August 2011

Don White describes the attack that took place as he swam near his fishing boat.

“All of a sudden I felt severe pressure like a strike on my right foot.”

His son pulled him back in the boat as water around him turned red with his blood. There were several sharks swimming around the boat “lots of activity”, the son was quoted a saying.

White needed 120 stitches to close his wounds.

Sources:

WNCT

Daily News

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INJURED – 19 July 2011 — Ocracoke Beach, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, US – boogie boarder attacked

28 July, 2011
Lucy Mangum, 6, shark attack victim

Lucy Mangum, 6, shark attack victim speaks to reporters from her hospital room

Lucy Mangum, 6, was bitten by a shark (species not reported) on the lower right leg and her foot, while Boogie boarding in shallow water (reportedly only 18 inches deep) with her father and mother. The incident happened around 5pm on Tuesday 19 July 2011 at Ocracoke Beach, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, in the US. The island is a national park in the Outer Banks.

“I heard her scream so I immediately turned towards her and at that point saw the shark right next to her,” her mom told media. “I ran over to her and at this point it hadn’t really crossed my mind that she had been bitten, I just wanted to get her out of the water… I saw that she was injured pretty badly… it was a pretty big gash.”

Her father, Craig, who was swimming further out said: “I ran over and … we got her up on the beach and we had Jordan [Lucy’s mom] move her hand and the entire lower leg… filleted itself open… It was a pretty significant wound and I noticed there was an arterial bleed there and I just realized right away we were going to have to get her to a medical center.”

“I only saw its tail,” Lucy told media.

Lucy was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Doctors said Lucy suffered extensive damage to muscle, ligaments and blood vessels but luckily avoided major nerve damage. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Sources:
ABC News
Online Journal

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