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Posted: June 26, 2015

Man bitten by shark in North Carolina's Outer Banks

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

AVON, N.C. —

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A 47-year-old man was bitten several times by a shark shortly before noon Friday while swimming about a mile north of a fishing pier in Avon, N.C. 

Scroll down to see short video of man after he pulled himself onto the beach.

The swimmer was injured in the right leg and lower back and was treated at the beach by an ambulance crew, then transported by ambulance and air to a hospital, according to a a news release from the National Park Service Outer Banks Group.

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A witness says the man was bitten on the lower back, buttocks and ankle while trying to get his children out of the water.

>>Mobile users can watch a short video of the man on the beach at

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