Another shark bite in North Carolina

Credit David Marko twitter
Credit: David Marko twitter

John Cole was bitten by a shark off Cape Hatteras KOA in Rodanthe, North Carolina Jun. 27.

The 18-year-old was swimming with friends in 3 feet of water around 20 feet off the beach when the incident occurred.

According to a statement from the National Parks Service the swimmer received injuries to both hands, right calf and right knee.

The young man “was treated at the scene and then transported by Life flight to Norfolk, Virginia for further care.”

This is the sixth incident in North Carolina this month.

Yesterday a 47-year-old man was bitten.

On June 14, teens Hunter Treschl and Kiersten Yow both lost arms to shark attacks that occurred on the same stretch of beach only hours apart.

In addition there was a reported bite on an 8-year-old boy and a boogie boarder was bitten on the foot.

This is the 44 shark bite worldwide, six of which were fatal, two were out of water and three currently unconfirmed.

The location has been marked on the 2015 Shark Attack Map.


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