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Teen attacked by shark off coast of North Carolina, 6th incident in 2 weeks

Posted: 6:48 PM, Jun 27, 2015
Updated: 2015-06-27 18:48:43-04

DARE COUNTY, N.C. —A teenager is the sixth person to be attacked by a shark in two weeks off the coast of North Carolina.

According to FOX8 , the victim was attacked around 4:30 p.m., on Saturday at a beach in Rodanthe.

The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

Several people have been attacked off the beaches of North Carolina in recent weeks.

On June 14, two teenagers lost limbs in separate shark attacks at the same beach. First responders were tending to a teenage girl who lost her left arm and left leg to a shark. Less than 90 minutes later, the teenage boy was attacked only two miles away.

According to the International Shark Attack File, there were 72 documented shark attacks worldwide. Data shows the majority of attacks in the United States happen in Florida, California or the Carolinas.