Florida surfer bitten by shark at Ponce inlet

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A Florida man was bitten by a shark off Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida September 17. An unidentified Melbourne man was in 8-feet of water near the jetty when he felt a sharp pain in his foot. The 28-year-old made it back to the beach around 4:30 p.m. and was treated on scene by the Beach Safety patrol. According to a Beach Safety spokesperson, the man had several severe lacerations to the top and bottom of his left foot and was transported to the Halifax hospital by ambulance. There…

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Watch great white shark off Florida coast

Divers recently got the shark show of a lifetime when they witnessed a great white shark off the Florida coast. Stacey Tucker flew from Arizona to have a chance to dive with sharks off the coast of Jupiter August 22. Tucker and the group had just finished their first dive and were headed to the sunken tanker ship Esso Bonaire III. The Bonaire rests 90 feet under the surface and is known to host both nurse and lemon sharks. As Tucker was filming several lemon sharks, a fellow diver alerted…

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Teen bitten by shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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A local teen was bitten by a shark in New Smyrna, Florida. Chase Elmore was surfing at the jetty September 2 when he ended up fighting a shark. The 17-year-old was reaching down to grab his surfboard when a shark grabbed his hand around noon. “He punched the shark three times when it grabbed him by the hand,” Chase’s brother Blake told Fox35. “It grabbed him and started bringing his hand over there and he started punching it and stuff. Then it let go and he bellied a wave in…

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Shark bites child in Florida

A 3-year-old girl was bitten by a shark off Martin County Florida. Violet Veatch was in the waters of Bathtub Reef Beach August 27 when her leg was bitten by a suspected bull shark. “I had my head down in the water looking for her sunglasses,”  Violet’s mother Jessica told CBS12. “She was like three feet away from me and then I heard her scream.” Veatch’s instinct kicked in and she ran to her daughter. “There was blood in the water, I picked her up and there was meat hanging…

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*Graphic* Skimboarding teen bitten by a shark in Florida

A skimboarding teen was bitten by a shark in Florida July 31. Colton McCarty was warned by his mother to stay in the shallow waters of Jacksonville during their vacation from Hurdland, Missouri. Beach Patrol had issued warnings of rip tides at Jax Beach and Colton’s mother, Lisa McCarty, told the children not to go any deeper than their knees. The 15-year-old was standing up in the knee deep water as he held onto his light colored wooden skimboard around 6:30 p.m. when something grabbed his left leg. “He said…

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Shark bite reported in the Florida Keys

A woman was bitten by a shark off Snipe Point near Key West in the Florida Keys. The unidentified woman was swimming around 12:30 p.m. July 22 when she was bitten on the foot. A Good Samaritan called the Coast Guard to report the incident and location of the incident. The 40-year-old woman had significant injury and was transported via the Coast Guard on a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft to a local Coast Guard station. She was airlifted to Miami for treatment of the wound which was said to have…

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*Graphic* Miami shark attack bite victim shares his story

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Elvin Lanza was swimming off Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida July 9 around 3:30 p.m. The 44-year-old was on the first sandbar when he heard the whistles and saw lifeguards shouting and signaling swimmers to come in. Lanza was unsure exactly why they were calling everyone in, but he complied with the calls and started to make his way back to shore. “I was coming back from the sandbar,” Lanza said. “I was halfway back when the jet ski man told me not to [come closer]. I noticed the shark…

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