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An 8-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Sunday after reportedly being bitten by a shark off the coast of Bald Head Island.
Eight-year-old bitten by shark off Bald Head Island

An 8-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Sunday after reportedly being bitten by a shark off the coast of Bald Head Island.

Chris McCall, manager for the Village of Bald Head Island, confirmed the incident happened at about 4 p.m. June 16 along Bald Head's South Beach when a young boy was reported to have been bitten by what is believed to be a shark because of the type of wounds he received. An assessment by first responders called to the scene indicated that as well.

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