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Two people, in two separate incidents on an Oak Island beach in southeastern North Carolina, were seriously injured by shark attacks in a matter of a few hours. One girl lost part of her arm and potentially her left leg. The injuries of the boy who was attacked haven’t been made public. Both kids were only in waist-deep water 20 yards offshore when they were bitten.
Here is a professional simulation of what happened on Oak Island yesterday:
From the Charlotte Observer:
Officials say two young people who lost limbs in separate shark attacks in coastal North Carolina this weekend were in waist-deep water about 20 yards offshore when they were attacked.
Officials said Monday that Sunday’s attacks happened less than 90 minutes apart.
The call about a 12-year-old girl came in about 4:40 p.m. The call about a 16-year-old boy attacked about two miles away came in at 5:51 p.m.
The girl lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury. The boy lost his left arm. Their names haven’t been released. Officials say both were on vacation from other parts of North Carolina.
Officials said they couldn’t confirm whether the same shark attacked them or give details on the size of the animal or animals.
Officials credited life-saving efforts by beach bystanders. Both victims were airlifted to a Wilmington hospital on Sunday night with life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery.
Here are some suspect sharks from the Carolina coast that have gone viral the past few years. We can’t rule any of them out:
Everybody gives me shit for not liking the ocean, but now you can see why. You are nothing but helpless shark-bait out there, just waiting to be eaten. I don’t mind swimming in pools, rivers or lakes, but fuck the ocean. It’s horrifying.
The shark versus human war is beginning, and the sharks are winning..
[via Charlotte Observer]
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