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OCEAN ISLE, N.C.—A teenager says he was bitten by a shark while surfing off the southern coast of North Carolina.

Austin Reed, 19, is expected to be fine after receiving what officials have described as a "marine bite" in Ocean Isle.

Reed's father said his son had surgery to close an approximately 10-inch wound on his foot.

The News & Observer reports that if confirmed as a shark bite, this would be the second shark attack in North Carolina this month. Last weekend, 17-year-old Paige Winter lost most of her leg from a shark bite received at Fort Macon State Park.

The Washington Post reports Winter's father punched the shark five times before it released Winter.

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