One person bitten by shark in Atlantic Beach

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ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WNCT) – One person was bitten by a shark in Atlantic Beach on Saturday afternoon.

Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey tells WNCT an 18-year-old male was bitten on his hands and wrist by a three foot shark. The incident happened in three feet of water.

The male was transported to the Carteret General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The beach was not closed following the incident.

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