Shark bite reported on North Carolina’s Bald Island

A shark bite has been reported in North Carolina’s off East Beach on Bald Island. The young, unidentified female swimmer was on a sandbar around 10:30 a.m. on August 5 when she was bitten on her right calf. In a press release, Village Manager Chris McCall said “an individual was bitten by something believed to be a juvenile shark, as assessed by first responders with the Village Department of Public Safety, given the type of wound sustained, which was non-life-threatening.” The girl, who was heard screaming, was rescued by her…

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Spearfisherman bitten by shark

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Norman Galli was spearfishing off Cheynes in Australia when he was bitten by a shark. The 50-year-old was swimming next to Bald Island when he was bitten on the right side of his stomach by what he believes was a great white shark. Galli was able to swim to the shallows and alert friends on a boat. His friends then transported him to Albany Regional Hospital. He received seven stitches and is expected to make a full recovery. Gali had his speargun in his right hand and believes it prevented…

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