8-year-old boy bit by shark on Bald Head Island

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This is the third shark attack off the North Carolina coast in the last month.

According to the USA Today article, there have been two other shark attacks orf the coast of North Carolina and the surrounding area just in June.

The boy was swimming in the water off of Bald Head Island when he was bitten in the leg by a shark, Bald Head Island Village Manager Chris McCall said in a statement.

Luckily, the boy is expected to make a full recovery from the shark attack.

But when he looked in the water, he saw only a five-foot trail of pink blood in the water.

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Winter's father was beaming with pride when he talked about his daughter. It was unclear what of what kind of shark. "I immediately just started to hit it", he said at a press conference Friday.

Winter said the shark took Paige's leg, "but it didn't take her spirit". "She's a tough little thing", he said with emotion in his voice.

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. Her wounds were significantly more serious: She lost almost the entirety of her left leg, and two fingers.

Unprovoked shark attacks are rare. Of those, four have proved fatal.

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