OUTER BANKS, N.C. -- A fifth North Carolina shark attack was reported Friday afternoon -- this time in the Outer Banks.
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad confirmed there was a shark attack there Friday.
According to Avon Fishing Pier, the attack happened a mile from the pier and the victim was bitten three times.
Twitter user Mike Will of Apex, N.C., said a man, who appeared to be in his 50s, went into the water and was bitten on his buttocks and back.
EMTs told beachgoers to exercise caution when entering the water, Will told WGHP.
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 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.