September 6, 2011

Surfer Bit by Shark on Hatteras Island

According to the Outer Banks Shark Times, a surfer from Centerville, VA was bitten by a shark while surfing in Buxton, NC on August 24th at approx 2:30pm. The surfer, Kevin Dineen, was taken to a nearby urgent medical care clinic for treatment and based on the size of the bite mark, the doctor estimated the size of the shark was between four to five feet.

This attack marks the fifth shark bite incident this year at NC beaches and is the sixth shark incident this year in NC waters. In 2010, there were five reported shark bites in NC.

August 24, 2011: Holden Beach
August 17, 2011: Kure Beach
August 11, 2011: Beaufort Inlet (13 miles off shore)
July 19, 2011: Ocracoke Island
June 26, 2011: Topsail Island

Read the full Outer Banks Shark Times story here. (includes additional photos)
Above photo from article
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