07/17/2010 Kendall Parker ( North Carolina )

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07/17/2010 Kendall Parker ( North Carolina )

Postby alb » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:53 pm

Shark Attacked Local Teen Off North Carolina Coast

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. -- A local teen needed 40 stitches Saturday after a shark attacked her along the North Carolina Coast.

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Kendall Parker, 13, of Davidson, was in waist-deep water at Wrightsville Beach when she felt something bite her arm.

Mike Parker, the victim’s father said, a doctor said it appeared to come from a 4- or 5-foot-long sand tiger shark.

The girl was released from the hospital but she might need surgery to repair a damaged tendon.

Kendall Parker talks to Eyewitness News about the shark attack. Coming up tonight on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11 hear her story and find out how she feels about going back into the water.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/24302160/detail.html#
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Re: 07/17/2010 Kendall Parker ( North Carolina )

Postby alb » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:56 pm

Doctor: Sand tiger shark likely culprit for 13-year-old bitten near Shell Island Resort

Kendall Parker received 40 stitches Saturday.

Wrightsville Beach | A 13-year-old girl reported being bitten while swimming near the Shell Island Resort on Saturday.

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Kendall Parker, of Davidson, might need surgery to repair a damaged tendon.

Kendall Parker, of Davidson, was in waist-deep water at about 1:30 p.m. when she felt something bite her arm, said her father, Mike Parker.

A doctor at Cape Fear Hospital said the bite appeared to come from a 4- or 5-foot-long sand tiger shark, Mike Parker said.

Kendall received 40 stitches and was released from the hospital. She might need surgery to repair a damaged tendon, Mike Parker said.

The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department said no information was available on the incident Saturday night.

New Hanover County dispatchers said the ocean rescue squad did respond to a report of a person with arm lacerations at that time.


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Re: 07/17/2010 Kendall Parker ( North Carolina )

Postby alb » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:48 pm

Davidson girl recovering from shark's bite
Kendall Parker, 13, has 40 stitches as a reminder of Wrightsville Beach encounter last weekend.
By Brooke Sutherland
bsutherland@charlotteobserver.com
Posted: Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2010

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Kendall Parker, 13, of Davidson was bit by a shark this past weekend while swimming near the Shell Island Resort. PHOTO BY BROOKE SUTHERLAND
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Kendall Parker, 13, of Davidson was bit by a shark this past weekend while swimming near the Shell Island Resort. PHOTO BY BROOKE SUTHERLAND

The last time Kendall Parker visited Wrightsville Beach she had a typical vacation, filled with sandcastles and swimming.

This weekend was different, filled with a shark bite and trip to the hospital.

Kendall, 13, of Davidson, was bitten by a shark Saturday while swimming near the Shell Island Resort.

"I was in the water ... and I felt pressure on my arm," Kendall said, now recovering at home. "It didn't even hurt because it happened so fast."

Kendall said she didn't see the shark, which is good because if she had she would have "freaked out and screamed."

But she did see a lot of blood in the water, and the bite was serious enough to require 40 stitches on her right hand and arm and possible tendon surgery.

Kendall said her arm and hand occasionally throb, and she can't move her index finger because of a severed tendon. She'll have to take a break from her summer softball team, but she hasn't let the bite slow her down.

When asked if her family served her breakfast in bed, Kendall laughed: "Oh no, I've got to get up." Kendall did get a free dessert "for being a trooper" when her family went to dinner after she was released from the hospital.

"The manager couldn't believe it," she said of the bite.

Neither could Kendall's best friend, Karly Adams, 12, of Huntersville, whom she called immediately when she got back to her hotel.

"At first ... I thought she was playing a joke on me," Karly said.

But shark attacks off the Carolina coast are no joke. Only two days after Kendall's incident, a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the leg in Myrtle Beach on Monday.

This year there have been seven confirmed shark attacks off the Carolinas, said George Burgess, curator of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, which tracks attacks worldwide.

The yearly S.C. average number of shark attacks between 2003 and 2009 was three, he said. North Carolina had an average of 1.5 during the same period.

Summer is the prime time for shark attacks because warmer temperatures attract both more people and more sharks, which migrate seasonally, said Paul Barrington with the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

This summer's heat wave might have led to a greater number of sharks earlier than usual, said Dr. Frank Schwartz, a professor at the University of North Carolina's Institute of Marine Sciences.

"This year we're ahead of schedule," he said. "This (heat) usually occurs around August and September."

Even in warm waters, the chances of a shark attack are slim, Burgess said.

"There are more people injured by stepping on seashells or getting severe sunburn," he said. "That said, one should always remember when one enters the sea that it is a wilderness experience."

Burgess advised beachgoers to avoid swimming between dusk and dawn and to stay in groups.

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