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Report: Man bitten by shark in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

© Leesburg Today - 06/26/2015

A man suffered several bite wounds Friday morning in an apparent shark attack near Avon Pier in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

The National Park Service, which oversees the Cape Hatteras National Seashore south of Nags Head, N.C., confirmed the incident to the Outer Banks Voice. A spokesman said more information is forthcoming.

The Voice reported that the man was bitten in the surf north of the pier around 11:40 a.m. and was flown by helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.

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The incident comes one day after two hammerhead sharks were spotted near the shore in Ocean City, Md., and at least four attacks in North Carolina this month. In two cases in Oak Island, N.C., children lost their arms. There have been no fatalities.

The last known shark attack in the Outer Banks was in September 2001 when a shark attacked a couple in the surf, also in Avon. The man was killed and woman seriously injured.

Stay with InsideNoVa.com for updates.

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