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Woman Bit By Shark At Kure Beach

KURE BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- A tourist at Kure Beach was taken to a nearby hospital after being bitten on the foot by a shark as she waded in the ocean.

Kure Beach Ocean Rescue Capt. Daniel Russell says the attack happened Wednesday evening as the woman and her boyfriend were wading in shallow water.

Russell declined to identify the woman because of medical privacy laws, but said she wasn't from the area.

Russell says she had significant lacerations to her foot and toes, and was taken by paramedics to a local hospital. He didn't have any information on her condition since the attack.

The woman's boyfriend told rescuers the shark was about six feet long.

If this is confirmed as an actual shark bite, it will mark the fourth shark bite in NC waters this year


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