Early NC shark attack victims going back to school, completing surgeries

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The most serious of about 10 shark attacks happened at Oak Island earlier this summer in mid-June.

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CLICK FOR PHOTOS SHOWING THE RECOVERY OF KIERSTEN AND HUNTER AND THE MOMENTS AFTER THE ATTACKS ON THEM

In one day, a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy both lost limbs and suffered life-threatening injuries in shark attacks about 90 minutes apart.

Kiersten Yow of Archdale lost her hand to a shark bite and suffered bites to her leg.

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After reconstructive surgery and physical therapy she is looking forward to the start of school.

Friends and family are hosting a fundraiser this weekend to help the family pay for medical bills.

Just last week, Kiersten was at an awards ceremony for the people on the beach who helped save her life that Sunday, June 14.

Hunter Treschl from Colorado lost his left arm at Oak Island.

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On Thursday he had his last surgery before getting fitted for his prosthesis.

“Great news! Hunter is home and feeling great after today’s surgery! He’s not feeling any pain and is laughing and chatting with friends online!” a message said on his “Recovery” Facebook page Thursday night.

He’s hoping to major in computer science, and is working to type faster with just one hand.

He said he’s looking forward to just being a normal teenager again.

KIERSTEN FUNDRAISER
A meal fundraiser in honor of Kiersten Yow will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 N.C. Hwy. 62, High Point. Cost is by donation.

Related links
Hunter’s Recovery on Facebook
Support Kiersten on Facebook
Kiersten GoFundMe page

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