(Ocean Isle, N.C.) — A teenager says he was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast of North Carolina.
19-year-old Austin Reed is expected make a full recovery after receiving what officials have described as a “marine bite” in Ocean Isle, North Carolina. Reed’s grandmother says her grandson’s injury resembled a “deep tooth bite.” Reed’s father says his son had surgery to close an approximately 10-inch wound on his foot.
This is the second shark attack in North Carolina this month. Last weekend, 17-year-old Paige Winter lost most of her leg from a shark bite received at Fort Macon State Park. Winter’s father punched the shark five times before it released the girl.