Boy says he saw fin before marine animal bit him at Wrightsville Beach

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Submitted: Thu, 08/18/2011 - 8:14pm
Updated: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 12:47pm

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — New details have been released on a child that suffered a bite by a marine animal yesterday. It happened about 4:00 yesterday afternoon near access number 8 in the vicinity of Moores inlet at Wrightsville Beach.

Police say a 12-year-old boy was about 50 yards offshore in about four and a half feet of water when the boy says he saw a fin. Police say they don’t know if it was a small shark or a fish that left more than a dozen indentations in the boy’s hand.

The victim’s mother says the boy is taking antibiotics and is doing well.

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3 Comments on "Boy says he saw fin before marine animal bit him at Wrightsville Beach"

2015 years 8 months ago

It is funny how our local news reports this as a marine animal when anyone can recognize this was a shark. Please look at photo if you need further convincing.

It’s called a “marine animal bite” when it happens in Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach and it is called a SHARK ATTACK when it is Topsail Beach or anywhere else.


Wade griffis
2015 years 8 months ago

belongs to the creatures who live in it. We do not live in it.

I have said this before: Oceans are for looking at. Pools are for swimming.

2015 years 8 months ago

Probably the same “marine animal” that tripped our new Police Chief and caused him to break his foot.