Family: Shark bit teen at Ocean Isle Beach

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Family members say a teenage boy was bitten by a shark at Ocean Isle Beach on June 10, 2019. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Family members say a shark bit a teenager in the water off Ocean Isle Beach.

According to Brunswick County Dispatch, a call came in just after 2 p.m. from the beach access at 1 Beaufort Street. That’s about midway down the west end of the island.

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One witness says she saw a young man running across the beach bleeding.

According to the the grandmother of Austin Reed, 19, he was out in the surf when he was bit by what he believes is a shark. She described it as a “deep tooth bite” on his foot.

His brothers say he was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in an ambulance and is expected to be OK.