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Surfer is bitten by a shark in Florida

A surfer was bitten by shark on a Florida beach yesterday.

Witnesses saw the man get bitten on the arm after washing over a school of fish where the shark was feeding off Lake Worth beach at 2pm.

The man managed to paddle to shore where lifeguards wrapped his arm in a shirt and kept him conscious with oxygen.

A surfer was bitten by shark on a Florida beach yesterday. Pictured: The man’s injuries

Witnesses saw the man get bitten on the arm after washing over a school of fish where the shark was feeding off Lake Worth beach at 2pm

Witnesses saw the man get bitten on the arm after washing over a school of fish where the shark was feeding off Lake Worth beach at 2pm

The man managed to paddle to shore where lifeguards wrapped his arm in a shirt and kept him conscious with oxygen.

The man managed to paddle to shore where lifeguards wrapped his arm in a shirt and kept him conscious with oxygen

The man managed to paddle to shore where lifeguards wrapped his arm in a shirt and kept him conscious with oxygen

The unidentified man was then taken to hospital where he is recovering. Pictured: Lake Worth beach

The unidentified man was then taken to hospital where he is recovering. Pictured: Lake Worth beach

Witness Peter Pereira told Sun Sentinel: ‘He started going white, which was really really scary. It was just a ghastly thing to see.’

The unidentified man was then taken to hospital where he is recovering. The species of shark is unknown but it’s thought to have been four to five feet long.

It comes after a father-of-three who almost died after having his leg ripped off by a monster shark gets back in the water just months after he was savagely mauled.

Since Glenn Dickson survived a savage shark attack in February, the young father has been thinking about getting back in the water.

Glenn Dickson was spearfishing off Hinchinbrooke Island, North Queensland on February 18 when he was attacked by a bull shark

Glenn Dickson was spearfishing off Hinchinbrooke Island, North Queensland on February 18 when he was attacked by a bull shark

Seven months since a three-and-a-half metre bull shark nearly ended Mr Dickson's life, he is back in the water

Seven months since a three-and-a-half metre bull shark nearly ended Mr Dickson’s life, he is back in the water

And seven months since a three-and-a-half metre bull shark nearly ended Mr Dickson’s life, he is finally back where he is happiest.

The 25-year-old was spearfishing off Hinchinbrooke Island, North Queensland, on February 18 when he was confronted by the vicious bull shark.

The creature repeatedly attacked Mr Dickson and left him fighting for his life in hospital, where doctors had to amputate his right leg.

Speaking to 60 Minutes on Sunday night, the young father-of-three relived his horrific ordeal and shared his journey since the attack.

‘You can’t stop living life just because you get knocked down,’ he said.

‘You’ve gotta get back up and keep trying, and I love the ocean and I knew what I was doing that day.’

Mr Dickson said he was ‘as close as you can get’ to dying but miraculously pulled through, even after a 45-minute boat ride back to shore, where he was flown to Cairns Base Hospital.   

The creature repeatedly attacked Mr Dickson and left him fighting for his life in hospital, where doctors had to amputate his right leg

The creature repeatedly attacked Mr Dickson and left him fighting for his life in hospital, where doctors had to amputate his right leg

At the time of the attack, Mr Dickson was a father to son Reef, four, and daughter Lyla, two. He has since welcomed now three-month old daughter Aurora

At the time of the attack, Mr Dickson was a father to son Reef, four, and daughter Lyla, two. He has since welcomed now three-month old daughter Aurora

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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