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03/15/2008 Male (Florida)

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:12 am
by sharkbait
Boy, 8, may have been bitten by shark

An 8-year-old boy may have suffered a shark bite Saturday afternoon, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy was Jet Skiing off Lovers Key State Park beach in Bonita Springs, the sheriff’s office reported.

The call came in around 6 p.m. and EMS rushed to the scene.

Area hospitals would not say whether a patient was admitted Saturday for a shark bite.

No other information was available at press time.

The last shark bite in Southwest Florida occurred May 8, 2007 off a Naples beach.

In that incident, a man was bitten on the leg when he was swimming about 100 yards off shore.

The most recent shark attack in Lee County was July 1, 2005, when a young Austrian tourist was bitten on the right ankle. ... 15022/1075