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Girl bitten by shark off North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island

by on Jul.20, 2011 at 12:52 pm, under Shark News Stories

Update: ABC News is reporting that the girl involved in the shark attack off of Ocracoke Island is in “good condition.” ABC News also reports that he parents said she is in good spirits and commented that she liked dolphins “way better” than sharks.

WVEC.com (ABC 13) is reporting that a 6-year-old girl was bitten by a shark off of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks around 5pm, yesterday. The victim was bitten in the lower leg around the knee and foot area, according to an interview with Kenny Balance of the National Park Service. The victim was listed in critical condition as of this morning, according to Balance.

The girl was in shallow water with her father when the attack occurred, according to the report. Balance also noted that the victim had just turned 6 (initial reports listed her as being 5).

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