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Second shark attack in Outer Banks, Teen in hospital

Second shark attack in Outer Banks. (Source: David Marko) Second shark attack in Outer Banks. (Source: David Marko)
The National Park Service says a 17-year-old boy was attacked by a shark on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the second such attack in as many days and the sixth attack in the past two weeks.

According to a post on its Facebook page, rescue personnel and park rangers responded to the boy, who received what they described as injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands on Saturday. Officials said the boy was swimming with others when he was bitten, but no one else was hurt.

According to our NBC affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina the teen was in about 3 feet of water and about 20 feet off the shore when he was attacked.

The park service said the unidentified teenager was treated at the scene before being airlifted to a Norfolk, Virginia, hospital.

On Friday, a North Carolina man was bitten on his back and leg in Avon while playing in the surf with his children.

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