Another Swimmer Bitten by Shark off Carolina Coast

Teen's injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 28, 2015 7:30 AM CDT
Another Swimmer Bitten by Shark off Carolina Coast
In this June 14 photo, emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C. Another swimmer was bitten on Saturday.   (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP, File)

Officials say a 17-year-old boy is the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast, the second attack in as many days and the sixth attack in the past two weeks. Rescue personnel and park rangers responded to the boy, who received what they described as injuries to his right calf, buttocks, and both hands while swimming in the Outer Banks yesterday, according to a post on the National Park Service's Facebook page. The boy was swimming with others when he was bitten, but no one else was hurt, officials said.

The unidentified teenager was treated at the scene before being airlifted to a Norfolk, Virginia, hospital, the park service said. On Friday, a North Carolina man was bitten on his back and leg in Avon while playing in the surf with his children. A 43-year-old man was also attacked by a shark near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, on Friday. Both men were treated for non-life threatening injuries. (More shark attack stories.)

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