Three shark bites reported in Florida

shark bites reported in Florida Cody High shark bite wound

Three people in Florida received shark bites over the holiday weekend. The first bite occurred May 25 near the 200 block north at Daytona Beach. An unidentified 12-year-old was standing in waist-deep water around 2 p.m. when he was bitten on the foot. As a precaution, he was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment of the minor wound. A more serious bite occurred at Coco Beach around 5 p.m. Cody High was playing with his family in water when a shark grabbed his leg. “I was about knee-deep…

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Sharks filmed off beaches in Panama City, Cocoa Beach and Gulf Shores


Several videos of sharks coming near the beaches in Panama City and Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Gulf Shores, Ala., have been shared on social media. The first report comes June 1 from Alicia Dufrene, who was on her balcony in Panama City when she spotted a hammerhead shark swimming in circles near shore.  She was able to film the 4- to 5-foot shark as it left the shallows, about 20 feet from the beach. Dufrene shared her video with the shark reporting app Dorsal, and said the shark “zig-zagged in…

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Woman bitten by a shark in Cocoa Beach, Florida

A shark bite has been reported in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Jill Kruse decided to head straight to the beach after arriving in the area from Colorado November 1. The 28-year-old was wading in waist-deep water for about 10-minutes when a shark grabbed her on the right calf. She punched the shark which slapped her in the face with it’s fin before releasing it’s grip leaving a terrible wound. Other beach goers and family members assisted the badly injured Kruse out of the water. She was taken to Holmes Regional Medical…

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Body Surfer bitten by shark in Florida

A University of Central Florida student was body surfing off Cocoa Beach when he was bitten by a shark May 7. Josh Green felt something grab his leg and thought it was a friend playing a prank, but it was actually a small shark. “I didn’t realize it was a shark until I punched it, thinking it was someone messing with me and then felt the face,”he told Knight News Realizing he was the only one from his group in the water,  Green began punching the shark. “When I hit…

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Bull shark bite off Cocoa beach pier FL

Bobby Baughman was bitten by a shark near the Cocoa Beach Pier December 10. The 30-year-old was testing out a new surfboard around 2:30 p.m when he believes a 5-foot bull grabbed his right foot. The Brevard County man was able to paddle back to shore and headed to the hospital. He is awaiting surgery at Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital where doctors hope they can repair his damaged tendons. He said the event is not going to keep him out of the water “I’m not going to forget that,…

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