Two teenagers lose limbs in separate attacks, same beach…
What are the odds? Two teens, bodyboarding, near Ocean Crest Pier in North Carolina, both attacked by a shark, or sharks, in less than two hours.
CNN reports, “A teenage girl lost her left arm and left leg in an attack around 4:15 p.m. EDT. Less than 90 minutes later, as responders were still tending to her, a teenage boy was then attacked.”
‘His arm was clean off,’ said witness Jason Hunter, who spoke with CNN affiliate WWAY.
“Both were airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Their conditions were not immediately known. Mayor Betty Wallace told CNN that shark attacks are so rare in Oak Island – a southerly facing beach town on the state’s southern most coast – that she couldn’t remember one ever occurring before today. ‘Common sense would tell you it’s the same shark,’ she said.
“Both attacks occurred at high tide in the vicinity of Ocean Crest Pier, a popular destination among beach goers. ‘At the pier this time of year I’m sure the beach was packed,’ said Wallace.
Sharks in NC, rare? This, from last year…