Boy hospitalized after shark bite at NC beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) – One person is recovering from injuries after being bitten by a shark Saturday afternoon.

Atlantic Beach Fire Captain Casey Arthur tells WNCT an 11-year-old boy was surfing west of Fort Macon State Park around 2:30 p.m. when he was bitten by a shark.

He suffered severe wounds on his foot.

The victim was transported to Carteret Health Care with non-life threatening injuries.

The beach remained open following the incident and is not expected to close.

This is the second shark bite at Atlantic Beach in two weeks.

An 18-year-old male suffered bites to his hands and wrist from a three foot shark on Saturday, June 11.

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