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Boy injures foot after shark encounter

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 17:18:02-05

The beach at Ocean Reef Park in Riviera Beach was closed Friday afternoon after a boy suffered a minor wound from a shark.

The 12-year-old was in about three feet of water when a shark brushed the child's foot, according to a Riviera Beach Battalion Chief.

A lifeguard described the wound as superficial and minor.

The boy was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center.

As a precaution, no one was allowed in the water after the incident.