Report: Child needed 140 stitches after N.C. shark attack

Posted at 7:21 AM, Jun 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-20 07:21:32-04

According to a report posted to and, a six-year-old girl from Shelby is recovering after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

According to the report, the girl was swimming in shallow water near the shore around 11:30 a.m. when the attack happened.

The report says that the girl’s mother told officials she had seen a shark following a school of fish in the area moments before the attack.

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