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Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-475-9034
Waves, NC – Around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) received a report from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center that multiple Dare County EMS units from the Tri-Villages were responding to an injured person on the beach near Waves, NC.
Ocean Rescue Squad paramedics and NPS Rangers responded to the scene and found a 17 year old male who had sustained injuries from a shark. He was swimming with several others when the incident occurred but there were no other swimmers were injured. The victim received various injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands. He was treated at the scene and then transported by lifeflight to Norfolk, VA for further care.
There are many inherent dangers while swimming in ocean or sound waters. Swimmers are advised to be aware of conditions and their surroundings.