Florida beaches closed after shark attacks leave 2 injured: report

Florida beaches closed after shark attacks leave 2 injured: report

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Two individuals have been reportedly hospitalized with shark bites Friday afternoon whereas swimming in waters close to Sadler Street in Fernandina Seashore, Florida. 

The Fernandina Seashore Hearth Division arrived on the scene three minutes after getting stories concerning the alleged shark assault. Minutes later, officers have been alerted to a further shark-related damage.

"Each sufferers are reportedly secure, with non-life-threatening accidents. Neither affected person might advise what sort or measurement of marine life had brought on their respective accidents," the Metropolis of Fernandina Seashore Authorities said in a statement on Facebook Friday night.

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According to WJTX, a 30-year-old man and 17-year-old have been injured by sharks. The person, who had been browsing, stated an almost Four-foot nurse shark bit him as he tried to kick it out of the best way whereas heading again to shore, the information station reviews. The teenager was reportedly bitten in waters a few mile away from the primary incident.

Fernandina Seashore's Division of Ocean Rescue closed all seashores within the space Friday, with officers posting double-red flags at seashore entrances.

"Water closed to public, on account of probably harmful marine life," indicators outdoors the seashores learn.

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Officers with the Division of Ocean Rescue are investigating the reported incidents and plan to patrol the world earlier than reopening the seashores.

Florida is not any stranger to shark sightings. There have been 32 reported shark assaults within the state in 2016, in accordance with the Florida Museum International Shark Attack File's newest report. From 2007 to 2016, there was a complete of 243 assaults — together with one fatality.

Jennifer Earl is an search engine marketing editor for Fox Information. Comply with her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin.

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