An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a shark near Bald Head Island in North Carolina

The shark bit the boy in the leg and left puncture wounds; doctors believe he will make a full recovery.
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Next tonight, the new shark attack in North Carolina. The state's third this month alone. The latest victim, an 8-year-old boy, bitten on the leg while swimming right off the coast. Why do there seem to be more attacks? What authorities are now saying tonight. And here's ABC's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, yet another shark attack off the coast of North Carolina. The third in just two weeks. Hi, I'm on bald held island and someone got bit by a shark. Reporter: This time, an 8-year-old boy near bald head island, a shark biting his leg, leaving puncture wounds. But doctors believe he'll make a full recovery. It was just last week when 19-year-old surfer Austin reed was bitten at nearby ocean isle beach. And two weeks ago end 17-year-old Paige winter was attacked by a shark near atlantic beach, losing a leg above the knee and some of her fingers. This afternoon, winter spoke exclusively with "Good morning America's" robin Roberts. You never lost consciousness, what kind of pain were you in, Paige? My body went into shock. So I couldn't feel anything, I just knew it was bad. Reporter: And David, incredibly, why we usually see about 19 shark attacking every yaoer here in the U.S., we've already hit that number so far this year. Some experts say warmer waters are bringing sharks closer to shore and more people are flocking to the coast. David? All right, gio Benitez, thank you. And next tonight here, the

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