— -- A teen was hospitalized after being bitten by a shark off of North Carolina’s coast Saturday, the state’s sixth shark attack this month, authorities said.
The 17-year-old male was swimming at 4 p.m. near Waves in Dare County, part of the Outer Banks when he was attacked – suffering injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands, the National Park Service said in a press release.
No other swimmers were injured.
The teen was treated at the scene and then airlifted to Norfolk, Virginia for further care, authorities said.
Saturday’s attack comes one day after a 47-year-old man was bitten by a shark while swimming at a beach in Avon.
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.