Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island

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Submitted: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:43pm
Updated: Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:31am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another surfer was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon while surfing off Figure Eight Island.

Hunter Anderson says a shark about four to six feet long bit him on his left hand. Anderson got stitches, but is otherwise OK. He and another friend were paddling out to catch a wave when the shark bit him. No one else was hurt.

It’s at least the third shark bite near that area in the last two months.

Photos courtesy: Facebook/Bruce Wise

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8 Comments on "Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island"

Lisa White
2015 years 8 months ago

Glad it wasn’t any more serious than it was for him. However humans have to understand that the Ocean is the mammals domain. We can’t get upset when sharks bite because all we have to do is STAY OUT the water and no one else will be bitten!!!! Man messes with EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING wasn’t created for Man to mess with!!!! I disagree with people going out looking for a shark to kill because it has bitten someone. THATS NOT RIGHT!!!!!! Man can make wave pools for surfers and for people who like water. See my point?????

2015 years 8 months ago

You are aware that a shark is not a mammal, aren’t you?

To quote yourself: “THATS NOT RIGHT!!!!!!”

Terry Eveland
2015 years 8 months ago

Hey there lisa. I completely agree with you about the fact that mammals, especially humans, are not at the top of the food chain when it comes to water, but as a surfer, we understand and take the risk of being attacked by a shark, jellyfish, etc, each and every time we paddle out. It is a concious decision that we all make. As for wave pools, they do exist but there isn’t one even remotely close to the Carolina coast so the ocean will have to do! Have a great day!

2015 years 8 months ago

Who are you arguing with right now??

Lone Ranger
2015 years 8 months ago

What you fail to realize is yeh ur right we shouldn’t be upset when it happens but once a shark has tasted human blood it wants more…otherwise sharks dont actually prey on humans.

Gery neil
2015 years 8 months ago

IT’S A FISH, NOT A MAMMAL! Know it all!

2015 years 8 months ago

Yep, that’s what happens with them sharks. Them sharks done turn into one a them vampires! They got such a lust for some a that human blood they don’t even eat no fish no more because it just don’t taste right an then they get real sick and throw up. Aint no shark wanting to throw up because they aint got no toilet to flush it away so then they got to eat them humans!

Sure, there aint no real science on all a that, but late one night I was watching some movie called Shark Vampires From Hell and them movie people (an to bad they all gone to Timbuktoo so them republicans cant pick on them) sure done proved that an I saw it on my television screen!

2015 years 8 months ago

Lol…Didn’t catch that but you’re right. Furthermore, we humans are mammals!