Sharks attacked two teenagers on Sunday in Oak Island, North Carolina.
According to Buzzfeed, a 13-year-old girl was attacked by a shark and lost her left arm at approximately 4p.m. Her arm was amputated below the elbow and she also endured a leg injury.
On Facebook, the Mayor Better Wallace of Oak Island confirmed that the girl lost her arm, but will lose her left leg as well. The teenage girl was bleeding abundantly. However, responders decreased the bleeding, while speaking to the teenage girl and making sure she was conscious and calm.
Approximately 90 minutes after the first occurrence, a shark in the same proximity attacked a 16-year-old boy. The teenager lost his arm in the incident reports Igor Cornelsen.
Brian Watts, Brunswick County’s emergency director, stated that both teenagers were out of surgery the same day.
After the incidents, officers were sent to the region to warn people to leave the water. A helicopter was sent to guard the ocean for sharks.
The serious injures were not average bites from a black tip shark or a spinner shark. Both sharks are common in the North Carolina area. However, another species, such as a bull shark or tiger shark, might be involved. Since uncommon sharks attacked, the incidents are threatening the community.
The current shark attacks happened approximately 30 miles, where a shark bit another 13-year-old girl on Thursday.