Shark bites teen at Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach (image courtesy WCTI)

Emergency crews responded to a call for a shark bite just before 3 p.m. Saturday.

Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder said the victim was an 18-year-old male on vacation.

Officials said the victim was swimming in the water when a small shark bit him on the hand, WCTI reported. It happened just west of the Atlantic Beach Circle.

The victim was transported to Carteret General Hospital. Snyder said he will likely need stitches but is expected to be okay.
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