07/29/2006 Matt Wishingrad (Florida)

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07/29/2006 Matt Wishingrad (Florida)

Postby sharkbait » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:42 am

Shark Bites 15-Year-Old In Central Fla.

POSTED: 8:18 pm EDT July 29, 2006
UPDATED: 8:19 pm EDT July 29, 2006

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A 15-year-old was bitten by a shark Saturday while in the surf at Playlinda Beach, according to Local 6 News.

Officials said Matt Wishingrad was transported to Parrish Medical Center Saturday afternoon by his mother with an injury to his foot.

Wishingrad was surfing off Playlinda Beach when he was bitten.


He was treated and released.

Wishingrad is the second person bitten recently in the Playlinda Beach area.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

http://www.local6.com/news/9597394/detail.html
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Postby sharkbait » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:44 pm

Teen Says Shark Attack Won't Keep Him Out Of Water

POSTED: 10:17 am EDT July 31, 2006

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A Brevard County surfer said a shark bite will not keep him out of the ocean. The shark took a chunk out of 15-year-old Matt Wishengrad's foot while he was surfing at Playalinda Beach on Saturday.

Matt said he was trying out his new surfboard when the shark bit down hard on his foot. When the shark let go, Wishengrad swam as fast as he could for the beach.

"I paddled back and, as I looked behind me and saw a trail of blood, I was like, hope another shark doesn't come and get me," he said.

Matt did make it safely back to shore. He needed a lot of stitches to close up the shark bite.


http://www.wftv.com/news/9600890/detail.html
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