Teen sur­vives at­tack by shark

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

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.

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