September 27, 2010
A teenage surfer has been treated for a suspected shark bite in Virginia Beach.
Bruce Nedelka, division chief for the Department of Emergency Medical Services, says the boy was in the water in the Sandbridge area when he was injured Friday afternoon. Nedelka tells the Virginian-Pilot that the boy was taken to a hospital with bite wounds that did not appear to be life-threatening.
The boy's name and age were not available.
Nedelka says the bite wounds in the area of the boy's left ankle and knee were consistent with an attack from a smaller shark.
In 2001, a 10-year-old Richmond boy died after being bitten by a shark in the same area of Virginia Beach.