July 26, 2012
WILMINGTON, N.C. – A 12-year-old boy is recovering from a possible shark bite this morning.
He was bitten by something at Ocean Isle Beach Tuesday.
A 9-1-1 call was placed by the boy’s aunt.
Victim’s aunt: “I don’t know if my nephew has been bitten by something, he has a huge gash in his leg. We are at 131 West 1st Street.”
Operator: “He has a gash in his leg you said?”
Victim’s aunt: “He has a gash in his leg. Mom, has he been bitten by something? We think maybe. It’s a big deep gash. Might be a shark possibly.”
Witnesses say the boy was talking about something the size of his arm that swam between his legs before he felt the bite.
First responders said they thought the injury might have come from something smaller than a shark, like a bluefish.
The town of Ocean Isle Beach has not released the identity of the victim.