North Carolina man may have been bitten by shark in river

North Carolina man may have been bitten by shark in river

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man was bitten Wednesday while in the Neuse River, that’s for sure, officials said.

But what bit the man is up for debate.

Some speculate the bite was from a shark. Officials have not confirmed what caused it, according to WCTI.

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POSSIBLE SHARK BITE? A man is recovering after *SOMETHING* bit him in the Neuse River! Our Kate Hussey is out there where it all happened— she talked to officials to break down EXACTLY what we know right now.

Posted by WCTI NewsChannel 12 on Friday, July 24, 2020

Emergency responders were called around 6 p.m. about a man being bitten in the water. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown, WCTI reported.

North Carolina wildlife officials said bull sharks are present in the river. They can swim in fresh and brackish water. They grow up to 10.5 feet and can be aggressive toward humans, according to North Carolina Sea Grant.