North Carolina Surfer Suffers Shark Attack, Tells Brother: 'Yo, I Got Bit by a Shark'

A surfer suffered a shark bite while in the water off the coast of North Carolina Monday.

According to ABC11, a shark of unspecified species bit 19-year-old Austin Reed as he surfed with his brothers at Ocean Isle Beach.

Reed was taken to New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington for surgery on his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.

"He said 'Yo, I got bit by a shark!'," his brother Ethan Reed told ABC11.

"And Austin is one to goof around a lot—so Tyler thought he was just kidding. And he looked at his foot and realized he wasn't, so they got on Tyler's board and he brought him in."

UNCW student Austin Reed is recovering from a shark bite at Ocean Isle Beach. His dad explains how it happened - after the NBA game on @ABC11_WTVD.

— Steve Daniels (@DanielsABC11) June 11, 2019

Earlier in June, a teenage girl lost a leg and some fingers in another North Carolina shark attack.

The 17-year-old, Paige Winter, was swimming at a beach close to Fort Macon State Park when the shark attacked.

Her father punched the shark in the face several times before it let go, leaving her with deep lacerations to her leg, pelvis, and hands.

"Everyone started screaming, and I looked to my left and they were rushing towards this little girl," a witness, Lacy Whorton, told WRAL-TV.

"It looked like she was belly crawling on the beach and officials were running towards her and whistles were blowing. Everyone was screaming and they quickly got...out of the water."

In May, a terrifying viral video captured from above showed a shark trailing a woman for more than a minute as she swam unaware in the water at Panama City Beach, Florida.

The footage, filmed from a balcony overlooking the water, shows the woman swimming quickly back to shore once she hears the frantic warning calls from others at the beach.

Stan Battles, who shot the video on his phone, went down to the beach to show the woman what had just happened.

"She was just like, 'I think I'm done with the ocean'," Battles told The Panama City News Herald.

During the same month, an unnamed 65-year-old California man died when a shark attacked him off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.

"They pulled the man up. He looked unconscious when they transferred him to the gurney," witness Alison Keller told Hawaii News Now.

"And we could see that they were trying to do CPR on him. As we got closer, I saw some blood on his stomach and then I got looking a little bit more and his wrist, it looked like the skin on his wrist was just torn off.

"I got looking closer and his entire left leg from his knee down was just missing. There was no blood or anything."

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[Stock image] A great white shark off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico, on September 15, 2016. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images