A man was bitten by a small shark when he attempted to retrieve it for a fisherman who had caught it near Johnnie Mercer Pier on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States around 7.30pm Thursday, 29 June 2017.
When he tried to grab the shark, it turned around and bit him on the arm.
“As they were pulling [the shark] in, it whipped around and bit him on the arm,” witness Catherine Patton told WECT. “There was a lot of blood, but they took him away in an ambulance and I think he’s OK.”
His name and the extent of injuries were not reported.
The species of shark was not reported.
It was released back into the ocean, according to WWAY.
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’.
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
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.
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.
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.