Low rain chances in the forecast before the heat dome moves in

“I didn’t see it coming,” Shark attack victim talks about horrifying experience

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OAK ISLAND, N.C. – A teenage boy who recently lost his arm in a shark attack is talking about the horrifying experience.

Hunter Treschl, 16, and a 13-year-old girl both lost an arm in separate shark attacks at the same North Carolina beach on Sunday.

“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.”


Read more at NBCNews.com


Report a typo