Man bitten by shark at Riviera Beach municipal beach, Florida Shark Attack
Man bitten by shark at Riviera Beach municipal beach
By Andrew Abramson
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 7:12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010
WEST PALM BEACH — A man was bitten by a six-foot shark early this evening while fishing from the Riviera Beach municipal beach. It's the second shark attack in the area this week.
Riviera Beach spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said that the man, whose name was not disclosed, said he was fishing from shore at about 5 p.m. when he hooked a shark. After swimming out to try to release the shark, the man was bitten in the lower leg and was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center. His condition is unknown, although he was able to speak with investigators, Brown said.
Shark attacks are rare, and Saturday's incident follows the death of a Stephen Schafer, a kiteboarder who was fatally attacked on Wednesday in Stuart.
Brown did not know what kind of shark was involved in the attack, although the man said it was approximately six feet long.
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