Shark Attacks Off the Coast of North Carolina | ABC World News Tonight With David Muir | ABC News

A 16-year old and a 12-year-old viciously attacked in shallow water in the span of 90 minutes about two miles from each other.
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As beach season hits high gear this holiday weekend, some people in North Carolina are calling for beach closures amid a surge in shark attacks over the past month.

There have been 11 shark attacks off the shores of the Carolinas this year, most in just the last three weeks.

On Wednesday, a 68-year-old man was bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The victim, identified by the hospital as Andrew Costello, was bitten on his left side in his lower leg and hip and on both his hands, Hyde County EMS Director Justin Gibbs told ABC News.

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