Teen suffers injuries to hands, wrist after shark bite at North Carolina beach

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Authorities said Saturday a North Carolina teen had suffered non-life threatening injuries after being bitten by a shark.

WNCN-TV reported that Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey said an 18-year-old man suffered bites to his hands and wrist from a three-foot shark in three-foot deep water at around 2:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Adam Snyder told WITN-TV that the man was on vacation and was swimming in the water when the shark attacked.

The beach remained open after the incident and the teen was transported to Carteret General Hospital.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.