Boy who lost arm to shark released from hospital

The second shark attack victim receives treatment from bystanders. Photo: Steve Bouser
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Hunter Treschl, the 16-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark Sunday, was in good condition as he was released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center Thursday morning.

His left arm was amputated below the shoulder. While he granted interviews on Tuesday, he and his family have requested privacy and the hospital has been asked not to release further information.

Rescuers helped him out of the water and wrapped a tourniquet around his arm on the beach. First responders moved him out of the path of a passing storm, where New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s AirLink helicopter could transport him quickly to the hospital.

He arrived in critical condition and Dr. Borden Hooks performed emergency surgery.

Treschl was the second youngster within 90 minutes to be bitten by a shark in the Oak Island area.

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