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KURE BEACH, NC (CAROLINA BEACH TODAY) — According to a lifeguard with Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue, a young female adult was bitten by a shark in Kure Beach on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at around 5:00pm.

The victim was in fairly shallow water and sustained a shark bite on the ankle/foot area. The lifeguard stated that there was no question that the injury was the result of a shark bite.

Following the bite, the beach was closed and the victim was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. The lifeguard stated that the injury did appear quite severe.

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