Girl bitten by shark while on sandbar off North Carolina coast

OAK ISLAND, N.C. — A girl is recovering after apparently being bitten by a shark off Bald Head Island over the weekend.

The attack happened Sunday, around 10:30 a.m.

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According to Brunswick County 911 dispatch logs released Monday, the female swimmer was standing on a sandbar in shallow water when she was bitten on her right calf by a possible shark.

Several people called 911 after witnessing the incident.

“I work on the beach here as a surf instructor, so I just saw it happen,” one witness who called 911 said. “She was on the sandbar and she screamed, and her dad automatically picked her up."

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The girl was brought back to shore on a surfboard and is expected to be OK.

Officials believe it was a juvenile shark that bit the girl.

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