ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say an 11-year-old boy was bit by a shark off the coast of North Carolina, the second incident in as many weeks.
WAVY-TV reports that Atlantic Beach fire officials say the shark bit the boy on his left foot Sunday around 2:30 p.m. while he was surfing near the Fort Macon State Park bathhouse.
The child reportedly had severe wounds and was taken to a hospital. He is expected to survive.
The beach remained open after the incident was reported.
Eighteen-year-old Dillon Bowen received 26 stitches in his right wrist after a shark bit him at Atlantic Beach on June 11.
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