Woman taken to Fla. hospital with dead shark attached to arm – CBS News

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A 23-year-old woman bitten by a nurse shark in Boca Raton, Florida, was taken to the hospital with the shark still attached to her arm, CBS affiliate WPEC reported.

According to Boca Raton Fire Rescue, the call came in at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, advising that someone was bitten by a shark. Crew responded to the scene.


Woman is seen at a Florida beach on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with a nurse shark attached to her arm.

The shark was killed before fire rescue arrived, but firefighters were unable to remove it from the woman’s arm.

A spokesperson for the Boca Raton Ocean Rescue told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 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 woman was taken to Boca Regional Hospital. She was in stable condition.


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