North Carolina Marine treated for possible shark bite
By Matthew L. Schehl
A North Carolina-based Marine was admitted and treated at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune on the Fourth of July following a possible encounter with a shark at a nearby beach took on a shark on July 4th has been released from Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.
An The unnamed 32-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune was admitted to the naval hospital at 10:41 p.m. Saturday with lacerations to his right hand and forearm following the altercation in waters near Surf City, North Carolina, located approximately 22 miles southwest of the base.
A friend drove the Marine after the fight to the hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries "due to a possible shark bite," according to a Marine Corps news release medical personnel.
He was released about five hours later t 3:29 a.m. Sunday.
It This is the eighth shark-related incident this summer on the North Carolina coast.
A 7-foot gray shark bit 68-year-old Andrew Costello on July 1st as he was swimming in shallow waters at Ocracoke Island, a remote island in North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The previous week, an eight8-year-old boy sustained minor injuries from a shark bite at Surf City.
The Marine Corps has not announced any closures of Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune's oceanfront family recreation area, in the wake of the possible attack.