- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Medical personnel at Camp Lejeune say a Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the last three weeks.

Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital spokesman Raymond Applewhite told WITN-TV in Washington that a 32-year-old Marine was bitten offshore at Surf City on Saturday, Independence Day.

Base spokesman Nat Fahy said Monday that the Marine suffered lacerations to his right hand and forearm. 

Mr. Fahy said the patient was taken to the Camp Lejeune hospital by a friend late Saturday night and released early Sunday.

Prior to the latest attack, North Carolina had already set a record for the most shark bites off the state’s coast in the 80 years in which records have been kept.



 

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