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Shark encounter draws blood in St. Lucie County

Posted at 2:17 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 14:17:40-05

An encounter with a shark drew blood for a person in the water in St. Lucie County Monday, according to St Lucie County Fire Chief Buddy Emerson.

He says they agency responded to a call for a shark bite and when crews arrived at Normandy Beach they found a person who was bleeding from the ankle.

Emerson says the shark hit but did not bite the victim.

Paramedics treated the wound.