20-year old Dylan Fugitt was out surfing with his brother Casey when he accidentally kicked a shark. The shark bit Dylan’s foot. According to Casey “ He’s alright, it just tagged him to the bone he’s going to keep his toes they’re stitching him up right now.” There were 23 shark attacks in Florida last year.
Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was bitten by a shark near the Juno Pier in Juno Beach. West Palm Beach television station WPTV reports the incident happened about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jupiter police told WPTV the child was bitten in the upper thigh. Authorities say the boy was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center. His condition was not known.
Authorities said a teenager was taken to the hospital after being bitten on the foot in the ocean.
Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes told the Charlotte Observer that the teen was standing in waist-deep water when his foot was bitten. The 16-year-old was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The teen was in the water at Sixth Avenue, which is four blocks away from where a boogie boarder was bitten by a shark at 7:45 p.m., on June 3.
Last week four people were bitten at different locations at Myrtle Beach within a ten-minute time frame.
Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police said the city’s Beach Patrol tells him the number of bites are way up, reports SCNow staff.
Photos of the bites have been sent to researchers at the University of Florida to determine exactly what the source was of those attacks. Photos of this most recent attack will also be sent to the university.
A victim from last week, 16-year-old Jordon Garofalo from Canton, Ohio, said his doctor was pretty sure it was a shark because of the bite marks.
Garofalo told WMBF he was in a state of shock. “I never saw anything,” he said.” That’s why it took me by surprise when all of a sudden there was something latched on to my foot.”
If confirmed, this attack today would be the possibly seventh shark bite within a 60 mile radius, this month. Two have been confirmed, one in Myrtle Beach and one that occurred earlier Tuesday, at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.
A man was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a shark this evening, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.
The man was brought in by boat to the Seasport Marina and transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Fire Rescue. Paramedics responded to the marina shortly after 6 p.m.
The man, whose name and age were not released, reported a shark bite to his hand, Borroto said. It was not immediately known what type of shark bit him.