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Shark Attack at Haulover Beach; Swimmer Hospitalized

Shark Attack at Haulover Beach; Swimmer Hospitalized

A beachgoer was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon at Haulover Beach, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez said.

Although shark attacks are very rare, beach season is heating up, so PEOPLE spoke with Larry Cahoon, professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, about what do to if you come face-to-face with a shark.

"This is the first shark attack in Miami-Dade County that I've been aware of working 20 years in ocean rescue", he told the news outlet.

A bull shark bit a south Florida swimmer on July 9.


The unidentified victim was able to safely exit the water onto the beach, where lifeguards assisted the man and assessed the gashes on both of his legs.

The individual was swiftly taken to a hospital, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Sparling reminded beachgoers to follow safety precautions while swimming, including being aware of their surroundings, swimming near manned lifeguard towers and listening to warnings from lifeguards, CNN reported. In the second attempt, the man gets hold of the shark's tail but the animal turns around and bites the man's hand.

A man is recovering this morning after he was bitten by a shark at a Florida beach over the weekend.


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