According to a WWAYTV3.com report, the girl was swimming in shallow water near the shore around 11:30 a.m. when the attack happened.
The report says that the girl’s mother told officials she had seen a shark following a school of fish in the area moments before the attack.
The six-year-old has been treated for her injuries and is currently recovering in a North Carolina hospital.
According to WGHP, the girl and her family are in the area vacationing.
This would be the second confirmed, but possibly sixth, shark attack within a 60 mile radius, this month. The other attacks have been in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. [GRAPHIC: Shark attacks boogie boarder in Myrtle Beach]
This post was originally written by Fox 8 reporter Dan Jovic.
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