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Second shark attack in two days reported in Outer Banks

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-27 17:24:22-04

Waves, NC. - An 18-year-old was injured Saturday afternoon in a shark attack off the coast of the Outer Banks.

National Park Service officials say he was bitten just after 4:00 p.m.

The attack reportedly happened in the water near the Cape Hatteras KOA campground in Rodanthe.

The teen was swimming with several others with the incident occurred, but he was the only person injured.

He received several injuries to his right calf, buttocks, and both hands, according to NPS officials.

Ocean Rescue Squad paramedics and NPS Rangers responded to the scene and administered treatment.

He was then flown by Dare MedFlight to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

According to a hospital spokesperson, as of 11:00 p.m. Saturday night, the teen's condition has improved from critical to serious and he is out of the operating room.

No further details are known at this point.

This is the second incident in two days where a person was bitten by a shark in Dare County.

On Friday, a 47-year-old man was bitten by a shark in Avon, NC and was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His injuries were non-life threatening.

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