A Florida teenager was rushed to a local hospital Sunday after he was bitten on the calf by a shark, officials said.
The attack happened in Neptune Beach at approximately 3 p.m. local time. Police said the 13-year-old was standing in approximately two feet of water when he was bitten by the 6-foot-long shark.
Witness Lou DeMark told Action News Jax that he saw a woman rush into the water to get the boy to shore.
“All you see is just blood, dripping and dripping out for about 50 feet,” DeMark said.
First responders bandaged the teen’s leg while his family tried to calim him down, according to another witness.
“The father got on top of his son,” Frank Gamble said. “While he was talking to him, [the boy] says, ‘I cant feel my toes’ or something, so he was hurting.”
The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed as being in stable condition.
The attack occurred approximately eight miles south of where an 11-year-old girl was bitten by a shark on her back, arm and hand last weekend.