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Two children lose limbs in separate shark attacks at same North Carolina beach

17 Jun
Two children lose limbs in separate shark attacks at same North Carolina beach

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (June 15, 2015) — A 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy each lost an arm Sunday in separate shark attacks at the same North Carolina beach.

Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told CNN that the female swimmer was attacked first, around 4:15 p.m. Less than 90 minutes later, as responders were still tending to her, the boy was then attacked.

Both victims were airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Both arrived in critical condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Martha Harlan.

Harlan said they’ve each had an arm amputated; his below the shoulder, hers at the elbow. The female also sustained serious tissue damage to her leg, according to Harlan.

Both patients — whose names are not being released — have since been upgraded to fair condition.

Wallace told CNN that shark attacks are so rare at Oak Island — a southerly…

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