Transcript for Teenager survives deadly shark attack off North Carolina beach
that shark attack. A 16-year-old boy surviving the terrifying attack in north Carolina. Here's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: Tonight, the terrifying images. Some 40 puncture wounds from a shark attack on a teenager, just yards off a North Carolina beach. I like tried lifting my leg up out of the water and I saw, oh, my god, it's a five-foot shark attacked to my leg. Reporter: 16-year-old Nick Arthur now sharing how he desperately tried to fight it off. The pressure was so intense. I was trying to pry its mouth open. Reporter: Tim Arthur, hearing his sons screams, joined the fight. Finally getting the shark to let go by hitting it on the nose. Nick was rushed to the hospital, receiving 17 stitches, but suffering no serious injuries in last week's attack. Shark bites are actually way down this year, only 18 worldwide since January 1st. The lowest level since 2005. Experts believe it is likely due to fewer people being in the water during the coronavirus lockdowns, but more people are headed back after beaches began reopening in may. And David, know attacks are down, nearly half of shark attacks worldwide occurred in the U.S. Two in Florida waters. David? Adrienne Bankert, thank you. When we come back here,
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