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Teenage girl on boogie board reportedly bit by shark on N.C. beach

Posted at 1:02 AM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-12 01:09:59-04

OCEAN ISLE, N.C. — A 13-year-old girl suffered lacerations on her foot after being bitten by a shark.

It happened Thursday afternoon at North Carolina’s Ocean Isle Beach.

The teenager reported a shark bit her and her boogie board.

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She was taken to a local hospital, but was not severely injured.

Witnesses reported seeing a shark swimming in knee deep water just before the incident occurred.

“She wobbled out and left the boogie board and it just went at the boogie,” said witness Alexa Whittemore.  I felt like I needed to warn people but it was surreal like it was definitely surreal and I was like oh my gosh I just hope she has her legs like I felt so bad for her cause she was so young.”

Witnesses said the shark was between four and six feet long.