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Teenager suffers apparent shark bite on North Carolina beach


OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. >> Authorities say a 13-year-old girl suffered lacerations on her foot after what she said was a shark attack at a North Carolina beach.

Local media outlets report emergency personnel say the incident was reported around 12:34 p.m. Thursday at Ocean Isle Beach. Mayor Debbie Smith says the teenager suffered three or four small lacerations on her foot.

Smith said the girl was in the water on a boogie board when she was attacked. A caller told dispatchers that a shark caught the teen’s foot and also took a bite out of the board.

Neither the girl’s identity nor her condition was known Thursday afternoon.

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