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Two Shark Bites Reported In Florida Over The Weekend

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Delray, FL - It's the tail end of shark migration season in Florida, but it's the front end you have to worry about.

Sharks took a bite out of 2 beach goers this past weekend.

One kite boarder got a bite to the arm and a 9 year old got a bite to the leg.

The boy was on a surfboard swimming and was dragged under the water. A doctor was on the beach at just the right time and was able to apply first aid. He was on the surfboard swimming, and was dragged under.

"He kicked whatever it was in the face, came back up on the surf board, and then paddling and screaming. But, seeing the blood, I knew there was a significant injury," says pediatrician Dr. Manela Fernandez, who was visiting the beach with her family from Washington, D.C.

The boy;s father says he is recovering just fine, but if you do plan on heading down to the beach, ask a lifeguard about colored warning flags.

Despite these recent minor attacks, the chances of you getting bit by a shark are near zero.
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