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Surfer receives possible shark bite off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Date: January 13, 2020
Contact: Boone Vandzura, 252-475-8307

This afternoon a 26-year-old male surfer from Manteo, North Carolina received a non-life-threatening injury, possibly from a shark, off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Additional details:

  • 911 call was received at 2:33 p.m.

  • The incident occurred near Sudie Payne Road in Rodanthe, North Carolina.

  • Surfer received a non-life-threatening injury to his foot while in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Dare County Emergency Medical Services transported surfer to the Outer Banks Hospital for further treatment.

  • No further details are available.

Last updated: January 14, 2020

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Manteo, NC 27954


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