Second shark bite reported in Atlantic Beach this month

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WNCT) – One person is recovering from injuries after being bit 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 2:30pm when he was bitten by a shark.

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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.

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