An eight-year-old shark was attacked by a shark Sunday while swimming on a beach in North Carolina, suffering from a leg injury that required a visit to a nearby hospital. reported the article.
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The boy, who was not identified, was swimming near Bald Head Island when authorities announced that a shark had caught him by the leg around 4 pm, WECT.com reported. First responders who inspected the piercing wounds determined that it was a shark. We did not know what kind of shark.
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The boy should recover completely, according to the report.
According to the International Shark Attack File of the University of Florida at Gainesville, a research organization that records shark bite reports around the world, 32 unprovoked shark attacks have been perpetrated in the United States. 2018, or 48% of the world total. The number was 53 attacks in 2017.
Fox News & Madeline Farber contributed to this report