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Another Shark Attack Off North Carolina Beach — Sixth Incident This Month


A shark bit a 17-year-old boy ...

Image source: WRAL-TV via David Marko

A shark bit a 17-year-old boy Saturday off a North Carolina beach, the sixth attack off the state's coast this month.

The boy's injuries — to his hands, right calf and buttocks — weren't life-threatening and didn't involve amputation, WRAL-TV reported, citing a National Parks Service spokesman.

Image source: WRAL-TV via David Marko

He was treated at the scene in Rodanthe and airlifted to a Norfolk hospital where a 47-year-old is recovering after a shark attack Friday in Avon; WVEC-TV reported that the man sustained injuries to his right leg and lower back.

Image source: WVEC-TV

Earlier this week an 8-year-old boy received minor injuries after a shark attack in Surf City, WRAL said.

Two weeks ago a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy each lost an arm in separate attacks off the coast of Oak Island. On June 11 a girl received cuts on her feet after a shark bit her and tore apart her boogie board off Ocean Isle Beach.

The following report covered the Avon shark attack Friday:

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