A teenager has fallen victim on Saturday in the second shark attack in as many days in North Carolina and the sixth one in the past two weeks.
The 17-year-old boy was bitten in his right calf, buttocks and both hands while swimming in the Outer Banks, according to rescue personnel and park rangers. The teen was in the water with others when he was attacked, but no one else was injured.
The unidentified victim received treatment at the scene before being airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia, according to the park service. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A 17-year-old boy was bitten in his right calf, buttocks and both hands by a shark while swimming in the Outer Banks (photo: David Marko).
2. Earlier this month, two teenagers were victims in shark attacks that took place within 90 minutes of each other in North Carolina.
Only on Friday, a day before the attack in the Outer Banks, another North Carolina man was attacked by a shark and bitten on the back of his leg in Avon while playing with his children in the surf.
Also on Friday, a 43-year-old man was attacked by a shark near Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Both victims of the Friday attacks received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
Earlier this month, sharks attacked several children off the coast of North Carolina, including two teenagers — a boy and a girl — each of whom lost an arm in separate shark attacks, which witnesses have likened to “a scene from Jaws”.
3. A teenager is injured in the sixth North Carolina shark attack in two weeks.
4. Raw video: The Outer Banks shark attack victim arrives at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
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