Man bitten by shark near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A 54-year-old man was bitten by a shark near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, investigators said Thursday.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said the man was alert and stable after he was bitten on the leg while swimming in the ocean near the resort.

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Deputies said he was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Officials said they don’t know what type of shark bit the man or how large it is.

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Man bitten by shark near Disney's Vero resort A 54-year-old man was alert and stable after a shark bit him in the leg...

Posted by Indian River County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.