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Young male receives injury in Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Date: June 19, 2020
Contact: Mike Barber, 252-475-9032

A 16-year-old male from Oak Ridge, North Carolina reportedly received a non-life-threatening injury from a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The incident occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Last evening, Dare County Dispatch notified Seashore Law Enforcement Rangers that a 16-year-old male was being treated at a medical facility in Nags Head for an apparent shark bite injury sustained in the ocean near Ramp 25. The off-road vehicle ramp is located roughly 2.5 miles south of the village of Salvo.

A Seashore Law Enforcement Ranger drove to the medical facility and interviewed the family of the injured young male. The family reported that the incident occurred approximately 25 feet offshore while the 16-year-old was jumping over waves on a sandbar.

The young male was treated for his injury and released from the medical facility last evening.

No further details are available.

Last updated: June 19, 2020

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