"There was a rustle-bustle, and everyone crowded around. The girl wobbled out and left the boogie board and the shark just went at the boogie board," a witness said.
Dozens of people were on the beach and many of them saw what happened and took pictures. One vacationer was swimming in the water with the teen who got bit.
Coastal town leaders want new legislation to employ lifeguards with limited liability. Brunswick County Commissioners have voted to send a resolution to lawmakers asking for new legislation regarding the issue.
The UNCW Seahawk men's swim team finished third on Saturday. The 13-year run as conference champions comes to an end as William & Mary captured its first CAA title in the sport. The UNCW’s women’s team finished sixth as Towson earned its third consecutive conference title.
Former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer helped lead NC State to their 25th ACC title on Saturday, but it was the first ACC title in men's swimming for the Wolfpack in 23 years. Coetzer finished in 5th place in the 200 yard backstroke on Saturday after accumulating points on the other nights of the championship meet as well.