Published: Thu, June 06, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Teenager’s leg amputated after weekend shark attack

Teenager’s leg amputated after weekend shark attack

The teenager's mother, Marcy Winter, also shared an update on the social network late on Sunday: "Paige has already left the surgery and is awake, still quite groggy but already making jokes. sharks still look good, "he wrote".

Interested in Sharks? Add Sharks as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Sharks news, video, and analysis from ABC News. In a Facebook post, Janet Winter said that Paige had lost one of her legs and some of her fingers.

The bite left "deep lacerations to her leg, pelvic and hand areas" which saw Paige undergo surgery on Sunday.

Vidant Health can confirm that Paige Winter is at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. recovering from a shark attack that occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. on June 2, 2019 at Fort Macon. CBS News reports that the hospital says Winter is in "good condition".

The clinic talked about her family became as soon as grateful for the give a boost to from the neighborhood and "her courageous father who saved her life".

Hospital officials said despite her injuries, Paige remains "an unwavering advocate for the marine life and the animals who live in the water".

"She wishes for of us to continue to admire sharks in their atmosphere and their safety".

"In surgery now will lose leg above the knee and some fingers", she wrote.

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"She wants all people to perceive that sharks are aloof real other folks".

"They were standing in waist-deep water and chatting and then Paige suddenly got pulled under", family friend Brandon Bersch, speaking for her father Charlie Winter, told TODAY Parents.

According to the New York Post, Charlie Winter is now a firefighter with the nearby city of Havelock.

Officials have not yet said what species of shark was responsible for the attack.

Experts say, though shark bites do happen along the Crystal Coast, they're extremely rare.

The sharks migrate northward from the warmer Florida waters for the period of the summer season yearly.

Last week, a 65-year-old man was mauled to death by a shark in Hawaii. North Carolina, Hawaii and SC had three attacks every.

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