• 14-year-old surfer bitten twice by shark off North Carolina coast


    ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. - Officials say a teenage boy was bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach over the weekend.

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    Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder said the 14-year-old was surfing Sunday afternoon when he was bitten twice on the right calf. Snyder said the shark let go of the boy's leg when it realized the leg wasn't a fish.

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    Snyder said the teen then swam to shore with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the teen was treated at a hospital and received stitches.

    News outlets report this is the first shark bite this season near Atlantic Beach.

    This isn't the first time a shark has bitten a child this summer along the Carolina coast.

    Earlier this month, a shark bit a young girl's leg at Bald Head Island, and in early July a girl said a shark likely attacked her as she swam in the ocean at Myrtle Beach.

    Both children were OK.

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