Teen survives attack by shark
Officials say a 17-year-old boy is the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina’s coast, the second attack in as many days and the sixth in the last two weeks.
Rescue personnel and park rangers responded to the teenager, who received what they described as injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands while swimming in the Outer Banks on Saturday, according to a post on the National Park Service’s Facebook page. The boy was swimming with others when he was bitten, but no one else was hurt, officials said.
The unidentified teenager was treated at the scene before being airlifted to a Norfolk, Va., hospital, the park service said.