Confirmed shark bite at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware, report says

    A 16-year-old was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park late Monday afternoon, according to a report on The News Journal

    The boy said a shark grabbed his left arm as he stood in 5 to 5 1/2 feet of water, the report said. 

    A state spokesman said aerials observations showed no signs of sharks and felt that the incident was isolated, according to the report. 

    After reviewing photos of the boy’s bite, which required around two-dozen stitches, a state fisheries biologist said he thinks the attack was from a juvenile sandbar shark, the report said. 

    Officials reopened the park early Tuesday afternoon. 

    Cape Henlopen State Park, located in extreme northern coastal Delaware, is easily accessible from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. 

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