OUTER BANKS, N.C. — A 16-year-old boy was bitten by a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Thursday, according to a release from the National Park Service.
The teen from Oak Ridge was bitten while jumping over waves on a sandbar near an off-road vehicle ramp. The ramp is just south of the town of Salvo.
The attack happened around 4 p.m.
The boy was taken to Nags Head for treatment and released Thursday night. His family said that the attack happened about 25 feet from shore.
Researchers have said it’s not unusual for lots of sharks to hang out near the Carolina coast.