A fisherman was bitten by a shark along Wrightsville Beach Thursday, near the popular Johnnie Mercer’s Pier site, according to TV station WTVD.
The bite occurred around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, when someone waded into the surf to help land the shark, reported media outlets. The victim was bitten on the arm.
“As they were pulling it in, it whipped around and bit him on the arm,” said Catherine Patton told TV station WECT. “There was a lot of blood, but they took him away in an ambulance and I think he’s OK.”
Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said the shark was about 4-feet-long, and a video of the incident shows the man waded into waist-deep water in an attempt to grab the shark by its tail to pull it in, reported The Faytteville Observer.
The shark was later hauled back into the ocean, the station reported. The victim’s condition was not released to the media Friday morning.