Sunday 4 December 2016

Boy (13) 'badly wounded' after attack by shark in chest-deep water

Published 30/05/2016 | 19:04

Beachgoers gather after a shark bit a 13-year-old boy at Neptune Beach, Florida.
Beachgoers gather after a shark bit a 13-year-old boy at Neptune Beach, Florida.

A  Florida police spokesman says a 13-year-old boy was badly hurt after a shark attack.

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Neptune Beach police spokesman Michael Key says the boy and his stepfather were swimming in chest-deep water Sunday afternoon when the shark attacked.

The boy was rushed to the hospital to be treated for an 8-inch bite behind his right knee and top of his calf.

He says the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Neptune Beach police say it was the first shark attack of the season at the beach.

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