Suspected shark bite sends boy to hospital from Jupiter marina

An apparent shark bite has sent a boy to a local hospital tonight, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

Rescue teams responded to a vessel from the Bahamas that arrived shortly after 6:30 p.m. at Seasport Marina in Jupiter, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman.

A male juvenile suffered a possible shark bite to a leg, he said. Word of the injury came to authorities about 5:20 p.m.

He was taken to St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for treatment.

There was no immediate information on the severity of his injuries.


By Charles Elmore

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer