SHARK WEEK: Guess Where This Kid Got Attacked By A Shark

Published on August 14, 2014

Even though it is an unusual place to get bit by a shark, this kid is lucky to be alive. See below…

shark bit a Lakeview boy swimming with his family in Lake Pontchartrain Friday afternoon. The attack happened off of Southshore Harbor.

Shelly Trentacosta said her family had borrowed a friend’s sailboat and ventured out into the lake. With conditions calm and the water clear, it was a much better day for swimming than sailing, so the boaters decided to anchor up and take a dip.

Everyone was enjoying the cool lake water and having a good time, including Trentacosta’s 7-year-old son, Trent.

“The kids were bunched up together playing, and Trent just started screaming,” Trentacosta said. “We started swimming to him, and I didn’t know what was going on. I grabbed his leg, and there was a lot of blood.”

Trentacosta towed her son back to the sailboat to get a better look, but his foot was covered with blood. Her first thought, she said, was that he had stepped on a stingray. But there was too much blood for that. Then she wondered if he had scraped his foot against a log covered with barnacles.

Either way, she knew she needed to get him medical care. She rushed back to the harbor, loaded him into the car and drove to the nearest urgent care. There, doctors were able to clean the foot, and informed Trentacosta that her son had been bitten by a shark.

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