OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A child has been bitten by a shark at Ocean Isle Beach, Mayor Debbie Smith says.
Smith says the call came in from around Fayetteville Street on the ocean side of the island. Smith says rescue workers told her the child had a few teeth marks. She says the child’s parents reported seeing the shark following a school of fish in the area.
Mayor Smith says there are no warnings up on the beach right now, but she says town leaders are assessing the situation.
We have a crew on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One person is dead, and another was injured after a car accident in Brunswick County this morning. It happened on River Road (NC 133) near Melanie Way, south of Leland around 7:30 a.m.
Investigators say one driver was trying to pass another vehicle when he hit another car head-on, slinging both cars to opposite sides of the road.
River Road was closed as investigators and emergency crews worked to pull both drivers from the vehicles and clear the scene. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but was responsive at the scene.
The drivers’ identities will be released once next of kin is notified. No charges have been filed at this time.