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06/12/2006 Unknown Male ( California )

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:47 pm
by sharkbait
Venice beach attack
VENICE — A Wisconson man who says he was bitten by a shark at Venice Beach in the middle of the night has been taken to the hospital.

The 31 year-old was swimming in the water around 12:30 a.m. today when he felt a sudden pain in his left ankle. Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles City Fire Department says friends helped the man out of the water, and someone called nine-one-one.

The man had two deep puncture wounds in his ankle. Paramedics were able to stop the intense bleeding when they arrived.

Humphrey says the man is shaken, but in good condition at UCLA Medical Center.