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W.Va. boy recovering after shark attack

Aug 18, 2011 5:55:00 AM - thestate.com
A 7-year-old Mingo County boy is recovering after being bitten by a shark.

Media outlets report Rudy Varney was bitten while wading in the Atlantic Ocean at Myrtle Beach, S.C., earlier this week.

An aunt, Carnetta Hopkins, says after the boy started screaming, relatives rushed to his side, saw blood coming from his foot and immediately got him out of the water.

Hopkins says the boy, whose family lives in Varney, underwent surgery to repair a severed tendon and lacerated foot. He was back in his hotel room the following day.

Hopkins says the family was told by authorities the bite was most likely caused by a black-tip shark.

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