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Two Teenagers Seriously Injured in Shark Attacks Off North Carolina Coast


Officials were working to get people out of the water.

Two teenagers were seriously injured in separate shark attacks Sunday off Oak Island, North Carolina, WECT-TV reported.

Mayor Betty Wallace confirmed on her Facebook page that the first victim, a girl, lost part of her arm and may lose her left leg. The attack occurred just after 4 p.m., WECT reported.

The second victim, a 16-year-old boy, lost an arm in an attack reported about 5:30 p.m., the station said, citing the mayor.

Both victims were airlifted to a hospital, WECT and the Star News reported.

Officials were working to get people out of the water, WECT noted, adding that sheriffs will send a helicopter along the shoreline in an attempt to spot sharks.

Another teenage girl was attacked by a shark Thursday at Ocean Isle, less than 20 miles from Oak Island. The victim suffered cuts to her foot and her boogie board was destroyed by shark bites, WCNC-TV reported.

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