Shark bite reported on Summerland Key
Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call at 2:22 p.m. last Friday about a victim who was bitten by a shark at a home at 987 Ocean Drive, Summerland Key. Monroe County Fire Rescue units responded to the call. When they arrived, they found an adult male victim with an injury to his calf.
Reports from the scene are that the victim was interacting with the shark – reported to possibly be a Nurse Shark – when the shark turned around and bit him on the calf. He was transported to Lower Keys Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.