Shark attacks reported in North and South Carolina

A man from Charlotte, N.C., and an out-of-state vacationer were reportedly bitten by sharks Friday in separate incidents at beaches in the Carolinas.

One of the incidents was in Avon, N.C., a small coastal town in the Outer Banks, about one mile from the Avon Fishing Pier. A 47-year-old man was bitten around 11:41 a.m., according to a statement released by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. He was treated for injuries to his right leg and lower back at the scene, then transported by ambulance and airflight to Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia.

The man is from Charlotte, multiple sources told WBTV, the Observer’s media partner.

The last known encounter with a shark in the National Seashore area was in 2011 on Ocracoke Island, according to the statement.