05/04/2001 John McCal (Florida)

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05/04/2001 John McCal (Florida)

Postby sharkbait » Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:21 am

5/4/2001 John McCal Foot Jacksonville Beach Florida USA Surfing
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Shark bites surfer's foot, twice, at Jacksonville Beach

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:08 pm

May.4.2001 Florida
Shark bites surfer's foot, twice, at Jacksonville Beach
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- A shark bit a surfer's foot, then came back and grabbed the foot again.

John McCall told rescue workers he was bitten after getting off his board in about five feet of water. The shark, which he said was 4 to 5 feet long, bit him on the right foot.

"It was a pretty good bite. He said he was bit twice -- bit him once and they came back again," said Ryan Vermey, who was surfing with Mcall when he was attacked about 7 p.m. Thursday.

McCall was treated at a local hospital and released.

According to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, there were 34 unprovoked shark attacks confirmed in Florida last year, out of 79 confirmed worldwide.

At least seven other shark attacks have been reported this year along Florida's Atlantic beaches.

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