Dana Joseph said that he was bitten by a shark near Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach.
He suffered injuries to his right foot.
Possible shark bite near
Updated: Monday, 25 May 2009, 10:21 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 25 May 2009, 10:21 PM EDT
CLEARWATER BEACH - A man swimming near Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach says he was bitten by a shark.
Dana Joseph said he was about 100 yards out in the water around 7 p.m. when he felt the bite on his right foot.
"I went out in the water a little too deep and a shark grabbed my leg," Joseph said.
Joseph said he saw a shark about five to eight feet long. He said he swam away as fast as he could, and got as many children out of the water as possible.
He had a small wound on his right foot, and initially refused treatment. But he did end up going to the hospital.
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