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Child bitten by shark in Highland Beach, taken to hospital

Shark bit boy's right foot, according to Delray Beach Fire Rescue
Boy bitten by shark in Delray Beach, April 11, 2022
Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 21:06:22-04

HIGHLAND BEACH, Fla. — A boy was treated for a shark bite Monday afternoon in Highland Beach, according to fire rescue officials.

Officials said the bite occurred at about 4 p.m. at 3300 S. Ocean Blvd.

The child, described as an adolescent, said he saw a small shark dart toward him as he stood in shallow water.

The shark bit the boy's right foot near his big toe before swimming away.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue said paramedics bandaged the wound and transported him to Bethesda Hospital.

Officials did not release the condition of the child.

This is the second person bitten by a shark in Palm Beach County in the last few weeks.

A fisherman was bitten by a shark off Lake Worth Beach on March 31.