16-year-old bitten by shark near Cape Hatteras National Seashore

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 16-year-old was bitten by a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Thursday.

The teen from Oak Ridge was attacked while jumping over waves on a sandbar near an off-road vehicle ramp, according to a release from Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The ramp is just south of Salvo.

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The attack happened around 4 p.m. The teen was taken to Nags Head for treatment and released Thursday night. The boy's family said that the attack happened around 25 feet offshore.

In February, a researcher told ABC11 it's not unusual for lots of sharks to hang out near the North Carolina coast. North Carolina is also a likely place to find giant prehistoric Megalodon shark teeth.
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