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'The Shark Pretty Much Came Fully Out of the Water'

2 attacks over the weekend at Florida beaches
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2019 1:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two people were attacked by sharks at separate Florida beaches over the weekend. In Jacksonville, competitive surfer Franklyn O'Rourke is recovering after a shark bit his arm Saturday afternoon, Action News Jax reports. "The shark pretty much came fully out of the water," O'Rourke's friend, who witnessed the incident, tells CBS News. "His tail, like, splashed everywhere." O'Rourke's friend tells News 4 Jax that the surfer "started bleeding everywhere" when he made it to the beach, and lifeguards helped clean the wound. The bite wasn't serious enough to go to the hospital, so the surfer went to the bar instead, where impressed onlookers bought him drinks. A hundred miles away in New Smyrna Beach on the same day, a man from Arizona was riding a boogie board when a shark bit him. He is also recovering. (Read more shark attack stories.)

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