A 12-year-old girl and teenage boy were in stable condition Monday and recovering after being bitten by sharks in separate attacks along the Brunswick County, N.C., coast on Sunday, authorities said Monday.
A 12-year-old girl lost her left arm below the elbow and suffered a leg injury about 4:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon near Ocean Crest Pier; then about an hour and 20 minutes later and 2 miles away, a shark bit off the left arm above the elbow of a 16-year-old boy. The Wilmington, N.C. Star News identified the girl as Kiersten Yow and the boy as Hunter Treschel.
In the first reported incident involving the girl, Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island posted on her Facebook page that the girl lost part of her left arm and may lose part of her left leg. The girl is from Asheboro, N.C. and was visiting family in the area from out of town. The boy is from Colorado Springs, Colo.