NC teenager attacked by shark

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

GREENSBORO, NC (WFLX) - A trip to the beach ends with a trip to the hospital for a North Carolina teenager. Thirteen-year-old Carley Schlentz says she was swimming at a beach outside Greensboro with a friend when a shark attacked her.

The shark bit her leg twice and she had to get 60 stitches to close the wound.

"I felt like something grabbed my foot but then it got really sharp and it wasn't letting go so I pulled away, and by then it had already bitten me twice. I wasn't really scared at first because I didn't think it was gonna be a really big bite until I pulled it out of the water and saw it completely open."

Doctors say Carley could need plastic surgery eventually, but will be able to walk and play sports again within a couple months.

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