Published: Tue, July 11, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Shark Attack in Miami Injures Swimmer Exiting Water

Shark Attack in Miami Injures Swimmer Exiting Water

A swimmer was rushed to the hospital Sunday after he was bitten by a shark at Haulover Beach.

Graphic video from Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina shows an apparently well-meaning man wade into the water to free a 4-foot-long tiger shark - and the shark thanks him by taking a big bite out of his arm.

Beachgoers had been warned by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards that a bull shark was lurking in the water near the shore. The man then finished getting out of the water and walked over to lifeguards with blood streaming down his legs.

"A silhouetted seal at the surface might look like a swimmer or vice versa, and what happens is the shark will do a test bite or attack the swimmer thinking it's a seal", he added.

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The patient was transported by ground to nearby Aventura Hospital and treated for what officials called non-life-threatening injuries.

"It's extremely rare", Lt. Matthew Sparling said. "People who survive all but the least damaging shark attacks got immediate help from others". "This is the first shark attack in Miami-Dade County that I've been aware of working 20 years in ocean rescue".

A man is recovering this morning after he was bitten by a shark at a Florida beach over the weekend.

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