14-year-old bitten by shark at Atlantic Beach

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Officials say a 14-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark at Atlantic Beach on Sunday.

According to WITN, the boy was out surfing by the Dunes Club near the Oceanana Pier close to 11 a.m. when a shark bit him two times just below his right knee.

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Since the water was rough and cloudy, no one got a clear glimpse of the shark.

The child was able to swim back to shore and was taken to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

This is the first bite reported at Atlantic Beach this season.

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