A man was bitten by a small shark when he attempted to retrieve it for a fisherman who had caught it near Johnnie Mercer Pier on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States around 7.30pm Thursday, 29 June 2017.
When he tried to grab the shark, it turned around and bit him on the arm.
“As they were pulling [the shark] in, it whipped around and bit him on the arm,” witness Catherine Patton told WECT. “There was a lot of blood, but they took him away in an ambulance and I think he’s OK.”
His name and the extent of injuries were not reported.
The species of shark was not reported.
It was released back into the ocean, according to WWAY.