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Canadian boy bitten by shark at Florida beach

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A shark bit a Canadian boy on his foot Wednesday while he was vacationing with his family at a Florida beach, officials said. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials told news outlets that the 12-year-old was found bleeding with puncture wounds.

He was treated at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.

Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said that lifeguards were doing routine physical training when they heard a scream coming from the ocean across from the Ritz-Carlton, where the family was staying.

Shark bites are more common in the summer, when more people are in the water and ocean currents bring bait fish closer to shore.


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