Two Teens Badly Mauled In Separate Shark Attacks Off North Carolina Beach

Two teenagers were reportedly severely mauled on Sunday in separate shark attacks in North Carolina.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, the shark attacks occurred on the same stretch of North Carolina beach.

One teenage girl, who was visiting from out of town, lost part of her arm after being bitten around 4 p.m. by a shark in on an Oak Island beach, which is about 30 miles south of Wilmington, according to Brunswick County officials.

According to a Facebook post by Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace, the girl lost part of her left arm and may lose her left leg. She was airlifted to New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington, Wallace said.

“Please keep this girl and her family in your prayers,” Wallace told a reporter for WRAL.

The Oak Island mayor confirms the teenage girl lost part of her arm and may lose her leg. She says “please keep this girl and her family in your prayers.”

Posted by WRAL Julia Sims on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Around 6 p.m., less than two hours after the previous shark attack, a 16-year-old boy was attacked in the same area, and Wallace said he may have lost his arm.

Shark attacks are on the rise in North Carolina. On Thursday, a 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark on Ocean Isle Beach, about 30 miles from Sunday’s incidences.

Thankfully, the teen girl only suffered lacerations on her foot and was not severely injured.

[Image via Facebook, WRAL Julia Sims]