Eleven-year-old boy bitten by shark at Marco Island
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - An 11-year-old tourist was cut on his right hand and thigh after a reported shark attack Monday.
Authorities said the boy, who wasn't immediately identified, dove into a school of fish just before he was bitten.
He was being treated at Marco Urgent Care, where his father said through a nurse the family would have no comment, the Naples Daily News reported.
The most recent known shark bite in southwest Florida happened off Boca Grande in Lee County in early July 2005.
Sharks attacks in Florida are relatively rare. Most attacks are minor bites on the feet or ankles.
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