Swimmer injured in shark attack in Miami

Swimmer injured in shark attack in Miami

As people were getting out of the water, a man was bitten on the legs by what appeared to be a 4- to 5-foot bull shark, Benitez said.

"Someone caught the shark and as they were pulling it in, it whipped around and bit him on the arm", Catherine Patton, an eye-witness, told NBC-affiliated WECT6 .

A man was hospitalized Sunday after what is being called the first recorded shark attack off Haulover Beach in northern Miami-Dade County, WPLG reports.

The Florida beachgoer, who was not named, was in the process of exiting the waters after warnings from lifeguards to evacuate the water at Haulover Beach, which is about 8 miles (12 kilometers) north of Miami Beach.

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The male swimmer was bitten on both legs, Lt. Shark sightings have been on the increase in recent months, but actual attacks have been decreasing since 2016 compared to previous years, according to the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File.

"I just got to the beach, I was going to jump into the water and I heard all the whistles trying to get everyone out of the water", said Donovan Cecil.

Benitez says the man was transported to Aventura Hospital in alert and conscious condition. So if a shark does come for you, claw at its eyes and gills.

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