AVON, N.C. (AP) _ A shark attacked a married couple wading in the surf Monday, killing the man and leaving his wife in critical condition.

The attack came just two days after a fatal shark attack at Virginia Beach, Va., 135 miles up the coast from Avon.

Information on the attack in North Carolina was thin Monday evening, but Dare County Emergency Management officials confirmed that the couple was attacked sometime around 6 p.m.