A man has been taken to the hospital after he was bitten by a shark while swimming off Miami Beach.
According to city officials, the 31-year-old man was bitten by what they believe was a blacktip shark near 10th Street, Wednesday afternoon. The bite left an eight-inch laceration below his knee.
“The lifeguard came and whistled,” Daniel Ciforelli, a swimmer, said. “I’m like, ‘What? Is there a rip tide?’ He goes, ‘No, someone just got bit by a shark.’”
Fire Rescue was able to get the bleeding under control, but the man was taken to Ryder Trauma Center as a precaution. The patient is currently in stable condition.See WSVN