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Old 09-20-2009, 04:48 AM
 
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Carolina Beach Today: Fatal Shark Attack in Corolla, NC

I really feel for the family. But bottom line, swimming that late in to the evening is not a good idea for a multitude or reasons.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Your right about that.Dawn and dusk is not the time to be in the water,especially this time of year when the baitfish are on the move.
This story is kind of strange in the sense that other than a couple local stations I haven't heard much about it.Usually when there is a reasonably serious shark bite it will make national news.When there is a death it's all over everywhere.
Seems like a couple of years ago a couple people died in FL from a shark but maybe I'm wrong.I wonder when the last death from a shark was in the states.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:17 AM
 
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I think it is kept "hush hush" so people won't change their vacation plans. We rented a place for the 1st week in Aug in Topsail, and believe me, I am having second thoughts.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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You might want to check the date of the story. It happened September 2009
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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It's a big ocean and sharks could be anywhere. I would worry more about traffic driving down here than about sharks. This story has been covered by the Wilmington Star News. 13-year-old recovering from shark bite at Topsail Beach | StarNewsOnline.com
Ga. girl bitten by shark last week in S.C. – Captain StarNews - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC - Archive
No coverup.
I wouldn't worry more about Topsail Beach than sharks anywhere else, but staying out of the water at dawn and dusk is good advice.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Don't be dumb in the ocean. That is what it comes down to. You're more likely to get in a wreck than get bitten by a shark.
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