Shark attack sends swimmer to the hospital


Shark attack sends swimmer to the hospital

According to a local NBC afflilate, Wrightsville Beach Police say the fisherman caught the shark on his line near a pier in North Carolina on Thursday night.

A shark attacked a swimmer on a Miami beach Sunday afternoon, biting both of his legs as he tried to get off the beach after a warning was issued.

The victim was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

This is the first reported shark attack at Haulover Beach, officials said.

And if you were wondering about the shark, the 4-foot shark was actually eventually pulled into the shore and had the hook removed before it was released back into the ocean.

Miami-Dade Fire Fescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards said they became away of a shark in the water and immediately alerted beachgoers to get out of the water.

The incident marks the first shark attack on the beach, and it is believed to be a first for the Miami-Dade county.

"It's extremely rare", Lt. Matthew Sparling said. In the second attempt, the man gets hold of the shark's tail but the animal turns around and bites the man's hand. Previous year saw just 81 unprovoked attacks around the world, 32 of which took place in Florida according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.



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