Shark Bites Both Legs of Swimmer at Haulover Beach in Florida

A man trying to get out of the ocean at Haulover Beach in Florida was bitten on both legs by a shark, according to local reports.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue officials urged swimmers to exit the water Sunday afternoon after a shark was spotted lurking in the area, the Sun Sentinel reported. The unidentified man was in the process of exiting the water when he was bitten, the Sun Sentinel reported.

The swimmer was able to get out of the water and medics administered aid, said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez, CNN reported. 

“The patient was transported by ground to a local hospital, (and their) injuries did not appear to be life-threatening,” Benitez said.

Officials believe the man was attacked by a 4- to 5-foot long bull shark.