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Shark bite reported at Atlantic Beach

Posted June 11, 2016

— A teenager is receiving medical treatment for a shark bite at Atlantic Beach Saturday afternoon, officials say.

The Atlantic Beach Fire Department and EMS responded to the emergency call around 2:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Adam Snyder says an 18-year-old man was on vacation and went swimming in the water just west of the Atlantic Beach Circle.

Snyder says the 18-year-old has deep wounds on his right hand. He was transported to Carteret General Hospital.


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  • William Price Jun 12, 2016
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    funny how someone goes into the water and receives a wound and its AUTOMATICLY a shark bite...could be numerous things but no the sharks are to blame... now all the experts are going to blame it on something else... but what is really to blame.... ignorance....you go in the ocean to swim you take the risk of getting bit by something....it isn't just sharks you have to worry with people....swimming pools are for swimming.... swim in the ocean you automatically put yourself into a position for injury...its their home and territory ... not yours....if humans were meant to be in the ocean we would have gills instead of lungs..

  • Dalton Dickens Jun 11, 2016
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    Prayers for the family...keep taking fish out the ocean, sharks have nothing to eat--so look for other prey. Isn't there a fish processing plant close to Atlantic Beach??