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Teen surfer bitten twice by shark off North Carolina coast

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NORTH CAROLINA -

Officials say a teenage boy was bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach.

According to Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder, the 14-year-old was surfing Sunday afternoon when he was bitten twice on the right calf.

Snyder says the shark let go of the boy's leg when it realized the leg wasn't a fish.

Snyder says the teen then swam to shore with non-life-threatening injuries.

He says the teen was treated at a hospital and received stitches.

News outlets report this is the first shark bite this season near Atlantic Beach.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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