SANTA ROSA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A man swimming near a fishing line off Santa Rosa Beach was bitten by a shark on Thursday.
In a Facebook post, the South Walton Fire District said the man had visible wounds to his upper body and chest area. He was taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover.READ MORE: Florida's Lobster Mini Season Is Nearly Here
Firefighters said the shark was apparently heading for the fishing line and possibly mistook the man for bait.READ MORE: CDC Recommends Face Masks For Fully Vaccinated People Again In Some Indoor Settings
The fire district flew double red flags to warn other swimmers in the area. The shark is believed to be about seven to eight feet in length.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
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