RODANTHE, North Carolina -- National Park Service officials in North Carolina are reporting a shark attack incident off the coast of the Outer Banks. The teen was swimming with several others with the incident occurred, but he was the only person injured.
He received several injuries to his right calf, buttocks, and both hands, according to NPS officials.
Ocean Rescue Squad paramedics and NPS Rangers responded to the scene and administered treatment.
He was then flown by Dare MedFlight to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he is in critical condition. However, his injuries are reportedly non-life threatening and non-limb threatening.
NPS officials say the incident occurred off the coast of Rodanthe, N.C. Multiple accounts on Twitter say that the attack happened near the KOA Kampground in Rodanthe.
Salvo is part of the Outer Banks area of the North Carolina coast, on Hatteras Island. The villages along Hatteras Island are: Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras.
No further details are known at this point. The story will be updated with more information as it is made available.
This is the second incident in two days where a person was bitten by a shark in Dare County.
On Friday, a 47-year-old man was bitten by a shark in Avon, NC and was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His injuries were non-life threatening. He was helping escort children out of the water after spotting a dorsal fin. He was bitten on the back.
On June 24, an 8-year-old boy suffered what appeared to be a shark bite at Surf City.
On June 14, a 12-year-old girl from Archdale and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado both lost their arms in shark attacks at Oak Island. The attacks were just hours apart, a very rare incident.
The week before, a girl was bitten off the NC coast, while boogie boarding.