Hatteras Shark Attack

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  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    16-year-old left with 40 puncture wounds after fighting off shark at North Carolina beach
    CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. -- A North Carolina teenager was left with 40 puncture wounds after being bitten by a shark last week.
    Oak Ridge resident, Nick Arthur was visiting Cape Hatteras National Seashore when he was bitten by a shark just yards off the beach.

    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.
    The teen was rushed to the hospital and received 17 stitches but suffered no serious injuries.
    Shark bites are actually down this year. There have been 18 worldwide since Jan 1, the lowest since 2005.
    Experts said it is likely because there are fewer people in the water during the COVID-19 lockdowns. However, more people are headed back after beaches began to reopen in May.
     
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  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    I was just talking to my brother last week, he's up in Baltimore. He wants to get the family out there to Hatteras, and i haven't been. I'm hoping that can be the case, would love to get out there. The 10 hour drive will suck, but it's been 5 years i wanna say since i went that ways - up to KDH. Imma put it on the list
     

  3. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Lots of sharks on the NC coast, especially the southeast. Dangerous waters.
     
  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Sharks are where??? That's it for me..no more ocean.
     
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  5. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    When you enter the water, you enter the food chain.
     
  6. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
    "...and not always right at the top" - HST
     
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  7. Lefty

    Lefty Member

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    May 8, 2020
    do it. the family made the drive from maine in '17 & '19 to frisco near the end of august. houses are around 1/2 price of peak season and you don't have to wait as long as restaurants. i highly recommend. bring a long board, even if the swells don't line up and the wind does you can get something on the right tide.
     
  8. Lefty

    Lefty Member

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    May 8, 2020
    sharks or murder hornets. take you pick.
     
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  9. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    ...murder hornets and sharks are baby sh!t. It's those southerners you need to be afraid of!
     
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  10. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    The mountainous toothless type found in Georgia Tennessee and Kentucky? Or the Florida swamp type you know with the meth labs and such?
     
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  11. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Southerners come in many different flavors. NC has it's own brand of salt water redneck, and it only gets more extreme on our barrier islands.
     
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  12. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    That's truly one of the most confusing things I had to learn when we came to the u.s from yhe netherlands in1975..who the southerners are and where the southern states are.
     
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  13. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Avon, NC where we usually rent houses has had some bad shark attacks. One just a couple of weeks prior to our rental happened right out front. In this area of Avon there is a deep gully right at the water's edge and while its fun to play in that gully its also a highway for sharks to feed. That gully is also why the fishing from the beach is so good in that area.

    https://www.foxnews.com/story/north-carolina-shark-attack-leaves-man-dead-woman-clinging-to-life

    https://myfox8.com/news/reports-of-another-shark-attack-in-outer-banks/


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