INJURED – 25 May 2009 – Clearwater Beach, Florida, US – swimmer attacked
A brief report by My Fox Tampa Bay says a man, Dana Joseph (no age given), claimed he was bitten on the right foot by a five- to eight-foot long shark while swimming near Pier 60 about 100 metres off Clearwater Beach, Florida, US. The incident happened around 7pm local time on Monday 25 May 2009.
"I went out in the water a little too deep and a shark grabbed my leg," Joseph told media. He said he swam away as fast as he could and got as many children out of the water as possible.
He had a small wound on his right foot and sought treatment at hospital. No other details were reported.