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Survivors of Oak Island shark attacks adjust


September 8, 2017

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Kiersten Yow has a different relationship with the ocean these days.

Though she's visited Carolina Beach and the Outer Banks the past two summers, she hasn't waded back into the water since the summer of 2015, when she lost part of left arm and suffered damage to her left leg when a shark attacked her.

Despite the traumatic encounter, the Asheboro teenager, seen smiling in the pictures that grace the "Support Kiersten Yow" Facebook group, hasn't been soured on the coast — she just sticks to the pool these days.

?(I) really don't have any interest in going back in...

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