NC teen left with 40 puncture wounds after fighting off shark

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CAPE HATTERAS, NC (WTVD) — A North Carolina teenager was left with 40 puncture wounds after being bitten by a shark last week.

Nick Arthur was visiting Cape Hatteras National Seashore when he was bitten by a shark just yards off the beach.

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According to Cape Hatteras, 16-year-old Arthur was bitten while jumping over waves on a sandbar near an off-road vehicle ramp.

“I like tried lifting my leg up out of the water and saw, ‘Oh my god it’s a five foot shark attached to my leg,'” said Arthur. “The pressure was so intense. I was trying to pry its mouth open.”

Arthur’s father joined the fight and hit the shark on the nose, causing it to let go.



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