June 27, 2015
Second shark attack in two days reported on Hatteras
By IRENE NOLAN
18-year-old man was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
late this afternoon after having apparently been bitten by a shark
while swimming off the beach in Waves in the Cape Hatteras National
According to the National Park Service, the man was in about 3 feet of
water about 20 feet from shore when the incident happened at about 4
p.m. He was swimming with several others when the incident occurred,
but according to the NPS, no other swimmers were injured.
The Park Service said the victim suffered injuries to his calf,
buttocks, and both hands. He was treated at the scene by Dare
County Emergency Medical Services and Chicamacomico Banks Rescue Squad
then transferred to Dare Medflight for the trip to Norfolk. His
injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
It is the second apparent shark attack on Hatteras Island in two
days. A 47-year-old man was bitten yesterday while in relatively
shallow water in Avon, about a mile north of the Avon Fishing Pier.
And this is the sixth shark attack reported this month in North
Carolina. Four others have occurred south of the Outer Banks --
two at Oak Island and one each at Ocean Isle and Surf City.
Before yesterday, the last reported shark attack on the seashore was in
2012 when a woman was bitten on her leg while she was swimming in
shallow water near the Avon Fishing Pier.