VIDEO=> Shark Attacks Injure Two Teens, Two Hours Apart, on North Carolina Beach
Two North Carolina teens lost limbs in two separate shark attacks in less than 90 minutes near Ocean Crest Fishing Pier.
A 16 year-old boy and 12 year-old girl were attacked on Sunday.
The beach is still open for swimming today.
The attacks occurred in waist-deep water.
FOX News reported:
Two North Carolina kids were in stable condition after losing limbs in two shark attacks less than 90 minutes apart on the same popular tourist beach.
A 12-year-old girl visiting from out of town was the first victim, at Oak Island near the Ocean Crest Fishing Pier. The girl, who was not identified, lost part of her left arm and was in danger of losing her left leg in the attack, which occurred just after 4 p.m., officials said Sunday. A little more than an hour later, at 5:30, medics responded to a second attack, this time on a 16-year-old boy who lost his left arm. It was not known if the same shark was responsible for both attacks.
Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told the Wilmington Star-News the second attack “happened so quickly” that there was little time to alert swimmers. Oak Island, where the attacks occurred, is about 25 miles southwest of Wilmington.
Brian Watts, Brunswick County’s emergency management director, told the newspaper Sunday that both victims were out of surgery. Wallace said the girl was not from the area, but was visiting family. There was no immediate information about the 16-year-old boy.
Both attacks happened near the Ocean Crest Fishing Pier, a popular destination among beachgoers, Fox 8 reports, and bait in the water could have attracted the sharks.
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