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Shark Attack at Holden Beach, Cape Fear… Beneath!

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A young woman was attacked and bitten by a shark (stock photo)

By SAJA HINDI, Star News Online

Holden Beach, NC – The first shark attack in the Cape Fear region since July 2007 occurred Wednesday afternoon at Holden Beach, police said.

A shark bit Julia Anne Mittleberg, 26, of Morton, Ill., about 3 p.m. while she was in 3 to 4 feet of water in the Atlantic Ocean near the 400 block of Ocean Boulevard West, Holden Beach police said.

Mittleberg told emergency responders that she felt something bite her left foot when she was in the water. She was taken to the Brunswick County Community Hospital in Supply.

Police said a spokesperson from the hospital confirmed that Mittleberg is in good condition.

Shark attacks are not common and the most recent attack in the area in 2007 occurred at North Topsail Beach when a 14-year-old boy sustained minor injuries from a shark bite.

“We regret that this unfortunate incident occurred in Holden Beach, but consider it an isolated, chance occurrence.” a press release from the Holden Beach Police Department said.

  • Kelseyguy62

    im here and now im scared

  • Mygirls201

    We were just at the beach around the 400 block and there is still a shark that swims by the pier about 9 ish each morning. That being said we also saw rays in the water. We just stayed away from where the shark and rays were. They were neat to watch. We are invading the animals territory and have to be cautious of that.

  • Taylor

    My cousin lives in Hampstead but he goes to North Topsail Beach. Like that 14-year-old.But he was 15-years-old.He probably knows about it though.

  • Taylor

    My cousin lives in Hampstead but he goes to North Topsail Beach. Like that 14-year-old.But he was 15-years-old.He probably knows about it though.

  • johnny

    on monday april 5th me and my cousin were swimming at holdin beach and we seen about a 10 foot tiger shark

  • Taylor

    Wow that looks painfull!:(

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