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Teen bitten by shark a day after woman attacked on NC coast


NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH (AP) -- There appears to have been another shark attack on North Carolina's coast.

Authorities say they believe the bite a 14-year-old boy suffered yesterday was from a shark, and witnesses on North Topsail Beach say they saw several sharks in the water at the time.

Matthew Baker, of Hickory, was treated and released from Onslow Memorial Hospital after suffering a bite on his right calf.

He says he felt something grab his leg and pull him down, and he first thought it was only one of his friends.

The attack is the second in two days -- a 30-year-old woman was attacked at Atlantic Beach on Tuesday.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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