17-year-old shark attack victim saved by father who punched shark until it released his daughter and retreated.
A gruesome shark attack in North Carolina could have been much worse had it not been for a heroic father who physically attacked, and beat, the shark into submission. The incident occurred on June 2, 2019 at around 12:30 PM at Fort Macon State Park in North Carolina. 17-year-old Paige Winter of New Bern was attacked by the shark near the shoreline in shallow water. Although Paige will survive, she lost a leg and fingers during the attack. A witness described the attack: “All of a sudden, everyone started screaming, and I looked to my left and they were rushing towards this little girl. She looked little but she's actually 17. And it looked like she was belly crawling on the beach and officials were running towards