Ocracoke Shark Attack
July 21, 2011 by staff
Ocracoke Shark Attack, Being carefree is a lifestyle on the Outer Banks for vacationers. But the harsh reality of the dangers lurking in these waters has concerns on the back of the minds of parents, after a 6-year-old was attacked by a shark while body boarding in 18 inches of water deep yesterday.
“You do not know what to expect these days, but we’ve heard some stories like that and it is very regrettable,” said John Creef Manteo.
At noon, the beach is full, but the recent shark attack is to keep some people out of the water. It is the second shark attack in North Carolina in the last month.
“It’s crazy, really do not know what’s there, it is very dangerous, especially with the recent news of the shark attack,” says Matt Wisergener.
As the tide rolls, the children play in the water. Staying together is the key; sharks tend to stay away packages, instead of looking to take care of people.
During the day everyone here is safe, the sharks are well off the coast – but later going to the nearest road to the coast.
“I would not swim at dusk or dawn is when sharks often feed. That’s when it comes into shallow water and keep the bait in shallow water,” says Mike Jennette Remigen with spring.
What kind of shark attacked the girl is still being determined. There are a bunch of guys who patrol these waters, which is why it is important to see where you go when you are walking by the sea.
“What happens is that someone steps into a ball of bait and where sharks just a bit have pace and power anyway, and without realizing little, this accident,” he says.
Newchannel 3 received a statement from the girl’s family this afternoon, saying:
“Our daughter is in good condition after receiving a shark bite on his right leg. The shark attack occurred in two feet of water on the island of Ocracoke. Mom was ten feet away and witnessed the event. The paramedics arrived quickly and received excellent care of EMS personnel, the crew of shipboard life, and Pitt County Memorial Hospital medical staff in Greenville. She is in good spirits, said this morning that, “I hate sharks. I like dolphins and better. “
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