NEW INFO: Hospital confirms Surf City shark bite victim over the weekend

Camp Lejeune says a Marine was bitten by a shark near Surf City over the July 4th weekend.

The victim was a 32-year-old Marine who was treated at Naval Hospital with lacerations to his right hand and forearm.

The base says the Marine was brought to the hospital by a friend and admitted around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. The man was released five hours later.

There is no word on exactly where the shark bite took place.

The Marine is the eighth person to be bitten by a shark in North Carolina coastal waters, and the second in Surf City since June 11th.


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A hospital confirms there has been another shark bite along our coast.

A spokesman for the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune tells WITN News that a shark bite victim was brought into the hospital Saturday.

Raymond Applewhite says the bite happened in Surf City and the man victim was treated and released from the hospital. Camp Lejeune spokesman Nat Fahy says the victim was a Marine.

Surf City police say they did not respond to any reports of a shark bite this weekend. We have asked Camp Lejeune for more information on Saturday's shark bite.

This is the eighth shark bite in North Carolina waters in less than a month, and the second one in Surf City. On June 24th an 8-year-old boy received "minor leg and foot injuries" in the 700 block of South Shore Drive.

Stay with WITN-TV and WITN.com for more on this developing story.