Transcript for 8-year-old bitten by shark off North Carolina coast
Wow, I'm glad he's okay. Now to the new shark attack in North Carolina. It's the third just this month and this time an 8-year-old boy has been bitten on the leg now recovering. ABC's gio Benitez has the latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning to you. We're told that 8-year-old boy is going to make a full recovery. He has puncture wounds on his leg. You know you'll remember it was just two weeks ago when we saw yet another shark attack right there in North Carolina. This morning, another reported shark bite off the coast of North Carolina. Shark bite. I have an 8-year-old male. Reporter: An 8-year-old boy accessible from this small island accessly only by ferry. This is the third reported shark bite off the coast of north Carolina just this month. Have report of a possible shark bite. Reporter: A 19-year-old surfer bitten at ocean isle I felt something grab onto my leg and, oh, my gosh, I told my friend, I think I just got bit by a shark. Reporter: Earlier this month chilling calls for help after Paige winter was attacked by a shark at another North Carolina beach. Is she awake and breathing. Yes, she is barely. She's in bad shape. Her leg is almost gone. Reporter: Losing the leg above her knee and some of her finger. When I was in that water I was like praying, I'm like, I'm 17, I got so much to do. Reporter: But winter keeping her head up. Oh, how tragic, 17-year-old lost a leg. No, 17-year-old lost a leg and we're popping. Reporter: A good spirit right there. Wildlife experts are actually warning that shark sightings are up, in fact, we usually see about 19 shark attacks every year here in the U.S. But, guys in 2018 that number nearly doubled. Already. And Paige winter, the young lady that lost her leg, how great spirit and energy she had We'll have that interview tomorrow. Yes. Looking forward to that. Thanks so much, gio.
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