MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A 31-year-old man was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a shark attack off Miami Beach.
According to Miami Beach PD, the man was bitten by a blacktip shark near 10 Street, resulting in an 8-inch laceration below the knee.READ MORE: Florida's Nikki Fried Weighs Action Over DeSantis' Environmental Appointment
As a precaution, Miami Beach Fire Rescue took the victim to Ryder Trauma Center, where he’s in stable condition.READ MORE: Florida Judge Blocks Key Parts of 'Sanctuary Cities' Law
Double red flags are being flown at the lifeguard towers between 5 Street and 15 Street, warning beachgoers not to enter the water.MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito's Cause Of Death Pending As Brian Laundrie Still Nowhere To Be Found
Miami Beach police said there appeared to be a number of bait fish schools in the area.