ALERT: Authorities Urging People In THIS State To Stay Out Of The Ocean

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A man swimming at a south Florida beach was bitten on both legs by a shark. Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says the unidentified man was swimming Sunday afternoon off Haulover Beach when he was attacked. [Photo from video]


A man was bitten by a shark while swimming at a Florida beach on Sunday.

Lifeguards said they became aware of a shark lurking in the water and immediately began blowing their whistles, gesturing for swimmers to get out of the water.

As people were getting out of the water, a man was bitten on both legs by what appeared to be a 4- to 5-foot bull shark, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez said.

The unidentified man was swimming in the afternoon off Haulover Beach when he was attacked, according to WPLG-TV. Haulover Beach is 9 miles north of Miami Beach.

“It started getting closer to the people at the sandbar and they tried to get out,” witness Donovan Cecil told Local 10 News. “One guy, it went straight towards him and bit his leg, pulled him, gave him a little tug, and I was freaking out.”

The man, who was able to get out of the water and get aid from lifeguards, was taken to Aventura Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

“It’s extremely rare,” Lt. Matthew Sparling said. “This is the first shark attack in Miami-Dade County that I’ve been aware of working 20 years in ocean rescue.”

Here is the report from Fox News:

Scary stuff!

I spent the better part of my youth in the ocean but now that I am older I tend to prefer my swimming pool. Much safer and way less crowded!

God Bless.

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