Teenage boy attacked by shark in Outer Banks

Courtesy of WAVY.

HATTERAS, N.C. – (WAVY) – Another person has fallen victim to a shark attack this summer Saturday in the Outer Banks, this time near the Rodanthe Pier.

Dare County Sheriff Department confirmed the attack around 4 p.m. at KOA Campground. The victim is a 17-year-old male, according to the National Park Service. He was swimming with several others when he was attacked, sustaining injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands.

He was treated at the scene by Dare County EMS units and then flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, previously listed in critical condition.

The National Park Service reports that there are many inherent dangers in the ocean and sound waters. They advise people to be aware of conditions and the surroundings. This is the fourth reported shark attack in the area this summer.

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