INJURED – 25 March 2008 – West Palm Beach, Florida, US – swimmer attacked
Nick Canganelli, 15, sustained minor injuries after he was bitten on the calf by what is believed to be a 6-foot Spinner shark.
The incident happened at a private beach at West Palm Beach, Florida, US, on Tuesday 25 March 2008.
Nick said his brother and he were “playing with small schools of fish swimming close to shore when he felt something much bigger bite his lower calf”.
“It was instantaneous. It happened so fast I didn’t even know how to react.” Nick was quoted as saying. “I didn’t even know until a surfer near by said dude, you just got bit by a shark.”
The surfer told him the shark appeared to be 6 feet long.
Nick said he leg bled profusely when he left the water. He was rushed to hospital where he received stitches. He was expected to make a full recovery.
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