Teen bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks in serious condition

WAVES, N.C. (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina’s coast arrived in critical risk of dying, but his condition has improved.

Carol Flynn said Sunday the teenager arrived at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday in critical condition. Flynn says he was in serious condition on Sunday.

The shark attack was the second in as many days on the Outer Banks and the sixth in the past two weeks along the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Related: Officials: Man bitten by shark in North Carolina

Flynn said the man was 18. The National Park Service described him Saturday as 17.

The park service said on its Facebook page that the teen suffered injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands while swimming with others.

 

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