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(OAK ISLAND, N.C.) — Two teenagers were mauled in separate shark attacks on the same stretch of North Carolina beach Sunday, local officials said.

A teenage girl lost a part of her arm when she was bitten by a shark in an attack that occurred around 4 p.m. in Oak Island, a beach about 30 miles south of Wilmington, according to Brunswick County officials.

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

Less than two hours later, a 16-year-old boy was attacked in the same area, and Wallace said he may have lost his arm.

These incidents occurred just 30 miles up the coast from Ocean Isle Beach, where a 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark on Thursday. The teen suffered lacerations on her foot, but was not severely injured.


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