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5-year-old critically injured in shark attack

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition
after a shark attack on the North Carolina coast.
Cyndy Holda of the National Park Service told WNCT-TV that the
child was bitten on the lower portion of her right leg and a foot
around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Ocracoke Island.
Holda says the girl was swimming with a boogie board in shallow
water with her parents when she was bitten. The girl was flown to
Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
A park service spokesman says the last shark bite along the Cape
Hatteras National Seashore was off Avon in 2001, when a man died
from his injuries.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    That is so awful, i love the beach but anytime u go in you are taking a chance.My prayers go out to her.
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      by lisa on Jul 20, 2011 at 02:12 PM in reply to
      any time you hear of a shark attack it is frightning but when it's a child involved it just makes it that much worse i could not even imagin how the parents are feeling my heart felt prayes goes out to them


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