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31-Year-Old Man Suffers 8-Inch Laceration From Shark Attack Off Miami Beach

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.

As a precaution, Miami Beach Fire Rescue took the victim to Ryder Trauma Center, where he's in stable condition.

Miami Beach Shark Attack
(Source: @marktheshark / Instagram)

Double red flags are being flown at the lifeguard towers between 5 Street and 15 Street, warning beachgoers not to enter the water.

Miami Beach police said there appeared to be a number of bait fish schools in the area.

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