14-year-old bitten by shark at Alabama beach

14-year-old bit by shark in Alabama

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — A 14-year-old is recovering after being bitten by a shark Friday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico, according to multiple reports.

Authorities responded to a 911 call at Alabama’s Orange Beach around 1:20 p.m. local time, WEAR-TV reported. Police told WKRG that a 14-year-old was bit near a sandbar by Phoenix IV condominiums on Perdido Beach Boulevard.

The teen’s injuries appeared to be minor, according to WKRG. Authorities told WEAR-TV the victim received stitches and was expected to be OK.

Waves roll onto the beach at dawn on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Waves roll onto the beach at dawn on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama. (Mario Tama/Getty Images, File)