Swimmer hospitalized after stepping on Sting Ray at Carolina Beach

Posted by Theresa Swenson - email

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - A young man suffered injuries Saturday after he stepped on a Sting Ray near the Freeman Park area at Carolina Beach.

Simon Sanders of the Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue said the victim was swimming in knee-deep water when he stepped on the Sting Ray's barb, which went through the heel of his foot.

The victim, who is under 18-years-old, was transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he is expected to recover.

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