Lexington Man Bitten By Bull Shark

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) –A South Carolina man has been hospitalized after being bitten by a bull shark 13 miles off Beaufort Inlet. The Carteret County News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/nnVxQ5) that 54-year-old Donnie White of Lexington was on a family fishing trip Thursday and decided to go for a swim before returning to shore. White was bitten on the lower right leg. Other people on the vessel used T-shirts and towels to make a bandage while the boat headed to land. The boat was met by a police water safety patrol which escorted it to a dock in Morehead City. White was taken Carteret General Hospital for treatment. A call to the hospital wasn’t returned Friday morning. ___ Information from: Carteret County News-Times, http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/ (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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