2 Teens Severely Injured by Shark Attacks at North Carolina Beach

A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a shark at an Oak Island beach in North Carolina on Sunday, while just 90 minutes later, only two miles down the coast, a 16-year-old boy was attacked by a shark. Both were seriously injured.


Emergency responders assist a girl after a shark attack in Oak Island beach, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Both the teens were airlifted to hospital, and were attended to by beach-goers at the scene until help emergency personal arrived. One person said it was like a scene from the movies Jaws when the girl was pulled from the waves bleeding heavily.

The girl’s arm has been amputated from below the elbow, while her leg may need amputating. The boy’s arm has been amputated from just below the shoulder.

Below is a twitter photo of the boy after being pulled out the surf with severe bite wounds.

They were both swimming in waist deep water approximately 20 yards out when attacked by the sharks.

The beaches are open again, and swimmers will be allowed back in the water, if they dare. Shark patrols are on the coast, and will clear the water if any sharks are spotted.

One shark expert encouraged beach goers not to be afraid of going back into the water, saying that it was extremely rare, but locals and vacationers don’t see themselves diving back in anytime soon.

“Personally, I wouldn’t be swimming any more than knee deep,” Oak Island resident Adrian Pharo told Fox news.

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