Teen flown to hospital Saturday second person attacked by shark in N.C. in last 2 days

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WAVES, N.C. – A boy believed to be 17 or 18 is the second person to be injured in a shark attack in North Carolina in the last two days, and the teen reportedly suffered injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands.

WTKR reports the teen was swimming off the coast of the Outer Banks near the Cape Hatteras KOA campground in Rodanthe, North Carolina, when he was attacked around 4 p.m. Saturday.

The teen was swimming with several others when the attack occurred, but he was the only one injured.

Ocean Rescue Squad paramedics and NPS rangers responded to the scene, and the NPS states the teen had injuries on his right calf, his buttocks and both hands. The teen was flown to a hospital and is listed to be in critical condition, however his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he doesn’t appear to be in danger of losing a limb.

This is the second shark attack to occur in Dare County in two days, as a 47-year-old man was bitten by a shark in Avon, North Carolina on Friday. According to Google Maps, Avon is located about 17.3 miles from Rodanthe via the NC-12.

About two weeks ago, two children were injured in separate shark attacks off the North Carolina coast and both of them lost limbs as a result.

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1 Comment

  • Matt

    Maybe folks should consider staying out of the water for awhile. Common sense dictates but apparently there is a shortage of that in that neck of the woods.

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