Child survives shark bite at south Florida beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A child, described as an adolescent by emergency responders, is expected to be fine after a shark bit him in the ocean.

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In a post on Twitter, Delray Beach Fire Rescue said they responded after a child was bitten by a shark. The adolescent told rescuers he “saw a small shark dart towards him as he stood in shallow water.” The shark bit his right foot near his big toe before swimming away.

Paramedics on the scene bandaged the child’s foot and took him to Bethesda Hospital, WPTV reported.

Fire rescue officials said they did not know what type of shark it was, but said the boy told them that the animal was approximately four feet long.