SHARK ATTACKS: A look at 11 shark incidents off Carolinas in 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- At least 11 people have been attacked along the Carolinas coast this year, seven in North Carolina and four in South Carolina. Most of the attacks have occurred since June 11. The seven attacks in North Carolina are the most recorded in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File began keeping records 80 years ago. The highest previous total was five attacks in 2010.
Here are details of the attacks:
-- May 15: A 30-year-old man was bitten by a shark while swimming off Sullivans Island, South Carolina.
-- June 11: A 13-year-old girl suffered small cuts to her foot at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.
-- June 15: A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado Springs, Colorado, lost his left arm less than 90 minutes later and about 2 miles away off the town of Oak Island, North Carolina. Each victim was about 20 yards offshore.
-- June 23: A 9-year-old Fort Mill, South Carolina, boy was bitten by a shark off St. Helena Island, South Carolina.
-- June 24: An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries to his lower leg, heel and ankle while swimming in knee-deep water in Surf City, North Carolina.
-- June 26: A 47-year-old man was bitten multiple times on the back in the surf off Avon on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.
-- June 26: A 43-year-old Pennsylvania man is bitten a shark while swimming off Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina.
-- June 27: An 18-year-old man suffered injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands while swimming with others in shallow water off the Hatteras Island town of Waves, North Carolina. He was taken to a Norfolk, Virginia, hospital in critical condition.
-- June 30: A 12-year-old Utah boy was bitten by a shark while swimming at the Isle of Palms County Park near Charleston, South Carolina.
-- July 1: A 68-year-old man suffered wounds to his ribcage, lower leg, hip and both hands as he tried to fight off a shark in waist-deep water at around midday on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.
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