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Shark bites woman on Atlantic Beach

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ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- A woman on vacation in North Carolina was bitten by a shark while wading on Atlantic Beach. It's the state's first reported attack this year. Authorities say the 30-year-old woman was in waist-deep water near the Tar Landing Villas on Atlantic Beach when she was bitten. Fire Chief Adam Snyder says the woman felt something bite her right thigh and began kicking. Then the shark bit her left foot, leaving triangular shaped teeth marks. Others on the beach helped the woman from the water until rescue workers arrived. She was treated at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City and was expected to be released the same day. The attack was the first in the state since September, when a 16-year-old surfer suffered a deep gash to his left thigh by a shark at Onslow Beach. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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