For the second time in 2 weeks, a person was bitten by a shark near Anna Maria Island.
Manatee deputies say Javier Perez was wade fishing near Bean Point with his family on Sunday afternoon. After packing up and dumping his bait, Perez was still standing in waist deep water when a shark came up behind him and bit his left thigh.
Perez and his family were able to flag down a passing boater and head toward the Rod and Reel pier.
He was transported to Blake hospital with a small wound and scratches on his leg.
A 21-year-old Longboat Key man was bitten on the thigh by a bull shark last weekend while spear fishing off Anna Maria Island.