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Fisherman reports shark bite off Wrightsville Beach pier

Shark shocks North Carolina beachgoers after fisherman bitten

A crowd gathered around a tiger shark at Wrightsville Beach on June 29, after a fisherman was bitten at the pier. Bryan Steady Davis told Storyful that the fisherman was trying to get the shark from the line. Davis noted that while there was a lot
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A crowd gathered around a tiger shark at Wrightsville Beach on June 29, after a fisherman was bitten at the pier. Bryan Steady Davis told Storyful that the fisherman was trying to get the shark from the line. Davis noted that while there was a lot

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.

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