Possible shark attack injures teen surfer at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, officials say

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. -- A 19-year-old surfer was injured in a suspected shark attack at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina on Monday.

Brunswick County officials said a 19-year-old male surfer suffered a suspected shark bite to his right foot around 2 p.m. and was transported to New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington.

One witness said she saw a young man running across the beach bleeding.

The victim's grandmother told WWAY that the 19-year-old was out in the surf when he was bit by what he believes is a shark. She described it as a "deep tooth bite" on his foot.

According to officials, the patient is stable and talking with staff.

The incident is being investigated by Ocean Isle Police and NC Wild Life.
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