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Boy Stirs, Moves Arm After Shark Attack

July 12, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Eight-year-old shark attack victim Jessie Arbogast moved his surgically reattached arm and opened his eyes but remained in a coma-like state, a doctor said.

"Technically he's unconscious, . . . but he is showing very promising signs of starting to arouse somewhat," said Dr. Juliet De Campos, who helped reattach the arm.

The boy, threatened with brain damage after losing most of his blood during the attack, lay in critical but stable condition at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

A 7-foot bull shark attacked the Ocean Springs, Miss., boy while he was wading in knee-deep water on a Florida Panhandle beach Friday.

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