Eighth shark attack in less than a month reported off North Carolina coast

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SURF CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina hospital confirmed Monday there has been another shark bite along the North Carolina coast — the eighth bite along the coast in less than a month.

A spokesman for the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune told WITN News a shark bite victim was brought into the hospital on Saturday.

The official said the bite happened in Surf City and the male victim was treated and released from the hospital. It is not known if the victim is a member of the military.

The shark bite occurred during a month of shark attacks along the coasts of North and South Carolina.

On Wednesday, a 68-year-old man was pulled under the water by a shark in the Outer Banks on Ocracoke Island.

At the end of June, two people were bitten by sharks near Cape Hatteras.

On June 26, a 47-year-old man was bitten by a shark in the leg and back while trying to get children and another adult out of the water near Avon.

On June 27, an 18-year-old was swimming with other people near Waves when the shark bit his calf, buttocks and both hands.

Both victims were rushed from the beach and underwent surgery.

In South Carolina, a shark attack also took place Friday morning at Hunting Island State Park. The male victim was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment. No further information was available about the victim or the extent of his injuries.

On June 24, an 8-year-old boy in Surf City suffered what appeared to be a shark bite. Police said the wounds were superficial and the injuries were minor.

On June 14, 12-year-old Kiersten Yow from Archdale and 16-year-old Hunter Treschel from Colorado Springs lost their arms in shark attacks at Oak Island.

13-year-old girl was bitten while boogie boarding off Ocean Isle Beach on June 11. In that incident, the victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, but the shark took bites of her boogie board.