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Two Teenagers Seriously Injured in Shark Attacks Off North Carolina Coast

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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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