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12/15/2020 - Male 39 yr - Florida

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12/15/2020 - Male 39 yr - Florida

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Person hospitalized after sustaining a shark bite off Siesta Key Tuesday

A person suffered a shark bite in the waters off Siesta Key on Tuesday morning.

The Sarasota County Fire Department was called out to Point of Rocks Circle on Siesta Key for a medical emergency around 8:24 a.m. on Tuesday. One person was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Hospital staff has confirmed that the injury was a shark bite, but was unable to provide any details, including the severity of the injury and the status of the victim, due to patient privacy.

According to the Florida Museum's International Shark Attack File, there have only been seven unprovoked shark attacks recorded in Sarasota County in the past 138 years. The majority of shark attacks on record have occurred on the east coast of Florida, especially in Volusia and Brevard counties. The museum says unprovoked attacks "are defined as incidents where an attack on a live human occurs in the shark’s natural habitat with no human provocation of the shark."

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