17-Year-Old Hospitalized After North Carolina Shark Attack

The state has experienced six shark attacks this month.

No other swimmers were injured.

The teen was treated at the scene and then airlifted to Norfolk, Virginia for further care, authorities said.

Four other attacks were reported along North Carolina’s coastline this month. A 13-year-old girl was bitten in the foot at Ocean Isle on June 11. Hunter Treschl, 16, lost his arm in an attack on June 14 at Oak Island, and Kiersten Yow, 12, was bitten in the arm and leg less than 90 minutes before Treschl’s attack. An 8-year-old boy was bitten on Wednesday at Surf City.