ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. -- A teenager was bitten by a shark at Atlantic Beach on Saturday, according to WNCT.

Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey told WNCT that an 18 year old male was bitten on his hands and wrist by a three foot shark in waist deep water.

The victim was transported to the Carteret General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The beach was not closed following the incident.