Woman taken to hospital with shark still attached to her arm

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BOCA RATON, Florida — News reports say a 23-year-old woman was bitten by a small nurse shark in Boca Raton.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported the woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday, May 15th with the shark still attached to her arm.

No matter what she did, the two-foot shark refused to release its bite. Even when it died, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Ocean Rescue Captain Clint Tracy saw the woman and the shark as they were put into an ambulance at Red Reef Park about 1:30 p.m.

“I have never seen anything like it. Never even heard of anything like this,” Tracy said.

A spokesperson for the Boca Raton Ocean Rescue told the newspaper the woman remained calm and there was a little blood. A splint board was used to support the woman’s arm and the shark as she lay on the stretcher.

The Boca Raton Regional Hospital operator told the AP that the woman had been treated and was in the process of being released Sunday afternoon.


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