JAWS: 16yr. Old Boy & 12yr. Old Girl Lose Limbs in NC Shark Attack

Published on June 15, 2015

Two shark attacks within 90 minutes in North Carolina caused panic on the beach.

A 12-year-old girl and a teenage boy each lost an arm in separate shark attacks in North Carolina that witnesses described as like ‘a scene from Jaws.’

The female victim had her left arm amputated at the elbow and could still lose a leg while the 16-year-old boy lost his arm below the shoulder, officials confirmed.

The pair had to be airlifted from the beach after both were mauled by an unidentified shark within 90 minutes of each other off the coast of Oak Island on Sunday.

Both arrived at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in a critical condition but have responded well to treatment, hospital spokeswoman Martha Harlan told Mail Online.

Holidaymakers Steve Bouser and his wife Brenda were at the beach at the star of a week’s vacation, when they hear people shouting to ‘get out of the water’.

He described ‘nightmarish’ scenes as people tried to apply makeshift tourniquets to the girl who was bleeding heavily from deep wounds to her arm and leg.

Read more: Daily Mail