AVON, N.C. — A fifth North Carolina shark attack was reported Friday afternoon — this time in the Outer Banks.
Twitter user Mike Will of Apex, N.C., told FOX8 the attack happened about a half mile south of Avon Pier on Hatteras Island. Hatteras Island Rescue Squad confirmed there was a shark attack there Friday.
According to WTKR, a 47-year-old man, was in the water with three children and another adult when he allegedly spotted the shark and yelled “Shark!” The victim was able to get the other four people out of the water before he was attacked.
The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He has asked the hospital not to release any information, including his name or condition, WTKR reported.
A worker at the Avon Fishing Pier said red flags are flying which means people should avoid the water.
The North Carolina coast has seen multiple shark-bite incidents in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, an 8-year-old boy in Surf City suffered what appeared to be a shark bite. Police said the wounds were superficial and the injuries were minor.
On June 14, a 12-year-old girl from Archdale and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado both lost their arms in shark attacks at Oak Island.
A 13-year-old girl was bitten while boogie boarding off Ocean Isle Beach on June 11.
In that incident, the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, but the shark took bites of her boogie board.
— Who will? Mike Will (@miketwill2003) June 26, 2015
so just saw a shark attack right where I'm staying in obx looks like no more ocean for me for the rest of vaca
— Logan Waddell (@Logan_waddell24) June 26, 2015
We just get to the beach and we see sharks in the water and ambulances to our right
— Finn📟 (@finnwill11) June 26, 2015
anxiety over this shark attack that just happened right next to where I was walking on the beach omg
— lil CiCi (@celinechindamo) June 26, 2015
Welp shark attack confirmed about 1/2 mile north of our position by the Avon pier. #OBX2015
— Myke Mirra (@mykemirra) June 26, 2015
Note: Thank you to Jonny Supan for sharing his eyewitness video above with FOX8.