June 15, 2012

Shark bite reported on Summerland Key

Details are somewhat sketchy, but Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call at 2:22 p.m. about a victim who was bitten by a shark at a home at 987 Ocean Drive, Summerland Key. Monroe County Fire Rescue units responded to the call. When they arrived, they found an adult male victim with an injury to his calf.

According to Monroe County Fire Rescue, the 23 year old male victim was fishing when he hooked a nurse shark. He reportedly went into the water and was trying to disengage the hook from the shark when he sustained the bite to his calf. The bite was superficial and was not a serious injury. He is being treated at Lower Keys Hospital.

There is no further information to report.

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