OAK ISLAND, N.C. – A teenage boy who recently lost his arm in a shark attack is talking about the horrifying experience.
“I didn’t see it coming. Like I said, I felt it on my leg, and then I saw it once it attacked my arm, because it was out of the water a little bit,” Treschl said.
Treschl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Doctors had to amputate his left arm below the shoulder.
“I thought it felt like a big fish, and I started moving away. And then the shark bit my arm — off,” Treschl said. “My cousin pulled me out of the water and got me on the beach.”
Despite losing his arm, the teen remains optimistic.
“I’ve lost my arm obviously, so I have two options: I can try to live my life the way I was and make an effort to do that even though I don’t have an arm, or I can just let this be completely debilitating and bring my life down and ruin it,” Treschl said. “Out of those two, there’s really only one that I would actually choose, and that’s to try to fight and live a normal life with the cards I’ve been dealt.”