Charlotte area teen recovering after shark bite

Kendall Parker in the hospital (Source: Submitted photo to StarNews)
Kendall Parker in the hospital (Source: Submitted photo to StarNews)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WBTV & WECT)- A 13-year-old Davidson girl is back home after going to the hospital for treatment of a shark bite Saturday.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. near the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach.

Kendall Parker's father, Mike Parker, said Kendall was waist deep in water when the shark bit her arm.

She now has 40 stitches to show for the attack, and might need further surgery, according to the Wilmington Star News.

It's unclear what type of shark bit her, but some speculate it may have been a sand shark.

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