Calls to Close NC Beaches Grow After 7th Shark Attack

Posted on July 2, 2015

North Carolina beaches have remained open despite a growing number of shark attacks this summer. A 67-year-old man was bitten by a shark on Ocracoke Island yesterday marking the 7th shark attack this summer.

CNN reports that the shark pulled the man underwater in the attack. The man had multiple bites include bites to his rib cage, leg and hands. Teenagers have lost limbs from shark attacks this year. The attacks first started in May. The state of North Carolina only average six shark attack per year and already has ten this year.

ABC News reports that calls are growing to close the beaches in order to prevent more people from suffering potentially deadly shark bites. Take a look: