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Shark Bite

Man bitten by shark off NC coast

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A man from South Carolina was bitten Thursday afternoon while he was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Girl bitten by shark at Ocracoke recovering well

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A 6-year-old Durham girl bitten by a shark while riding a boogie board off Ocracoke Island has no plans to avoid the beach after the injuries to her leg and foot are healed. Full story...
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UPDATE: Girl bitten by shark off Ocracoke Island upgraded to good condition

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A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after being attacked by a shark on a North Carolina beach Tuesday evening. The child was swimming with her father in shallow water when she was bitten on the right leg and part of her foot, according to Kenny Ballance of the National Park Service for Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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Officials: 5-year-old bitten by shark on NC coast

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Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital after a shark attack on the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Shark study shows that interactions between humans and sharks are on the rise

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video A 2011 study on shark attacks by the International Shark Attack File suggests that interactions between humans and sharks are on the rise. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Shark bites girl at North Topsail Beach

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video A family from Pennsylvania was excited to be visiting North Carolina for the first time, but their trip to North Topsail Beach did not end on a good note. The Cartwrights 10-year-old old daughter was bitten by something in the knee-deep water that led to her being airlifted to an area hospital. You'll hear EXCLUSIVELY from them later on NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: UNCW researchers digs up shark, take tissue samples

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We have an update on the eight-foot sand tiger shark that died on Carolina Beach two weeks ago. A research team from UNCW dug up the buried shark and took tissue samples. Full story...
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Shark bites surfer off Figure Eight Island

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video A Wilmington man kicks a shark and then gets attacked. Josh Clement, 25, was surfing off Figure Eight Island with some friends Saturday. About 3 p.m., he caught a wave in. As he was jumping back on his board to paddle back out, he accidentally kicked the shark. He says the shark then turned and bit his left foot. Full story...
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Expert says recent shark attacks not sign of trend

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video Three weeks and two shark attacks off our coast. A 13-year-old girl is recovering tonight at her home in Davidson after being bitten at Wrightsville Beach Saturday, but there's still some mystery lurking in this case. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WSOC-TV talks to girl about being bitten by shark at WB; Expert says definitely a shark

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video A teenager is recovering after a shark attacked her at Wrightsville Beach over the weekend. Kendall Parker, 13, was back home in Davidson Sunday. She told WSOC-TV in Charlotte she was in waist deep water Saturday at Wrightsville Beach with her dad and brother. Full story...
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Greensboro girl bitten by shark off Topsail Island

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videoA 13-year-old Greensboro girl is recovering from a shark bite in Topsail Beach. Doctors think it was a six-foot bull shark that took a big chunk out of Carley Schlentz's ankle Full story...
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One woman's trip to Holden Beach was anything but a vacation

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videoA beach vacation is supposed to be a quiet escape from reality. For Julia Mittelberg, her visit to Holden Beach was anything but. The Illinois woman did not expect this. Full story...
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Sharks Surface at NC Beaches

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A shark bite at North Topsail Beach Yesterday was the second in two days off North Carolina beaches. Fourteen year-old Matthew Baker was only up to his knees in the ocean yesterday when a shark bit his calf. Full story...
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Teen bitten by shark a day after woman attacked on NC coast

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There appears to have been another shark attack on North Carolina's coast. Full story...
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