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Shark Bites Boy: Atlantic Beach Surfer, 11, Grabbed by Foot

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Beach near Fort Macon on Atlantic coast of North Carolina. (Google)

Monday, 27 Jun 2016 09:28 AM

An 11-year-old boy was bitten by a shark as he surfed over the weekend at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina, reported The Associated Press. His injuries weren't life threatening.

Multiple media outlets report the boy was taken to a local hospital after he was bitten Saturday afternoon near Fort Macon state Park in Atlantic Beach.

Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder told WCTI that the boy suffered "deep wounds" to his left foot. WNCT reported the boy's injuries weren't life threatening.

Snyder said the beach wasn't closed after the boy was bitten.

The boy was the second person bitten by a shark in Atlantic Beach this summer. Earlier in June, authorities said an 18-year-old suffered bites to his hands and wrist after being bitten in 3-foot-deep water.

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An 11-year-old boy was bitten by a shark as he surfed over the weekend at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina, reported The Associated Press. His injuries weren't life threatening.
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