Two shark bites on Fernandina Beach

Two shark bites on Fernandina Beach

Officials said the 17-year-old boy and 30-year-old man were bitten by a shark Friday afternoon at two different locations on Fernandina Beach.

The City of Fernandina Beach Government posted a warning on Facebook about the two alleged attacks Friday, urging people to stay away from the shore.

The man surfing said he believes the shark that bit him was either a nurse shark or a black tip shark.

"He was probably four or five feet", Theobald said.

Crews were on scene attending to a shark bite when they got a second call of another shark bite just a few minutes later.

Both were in stable condition, with non-life-threatening injuries, the city said.

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Fernandina Beach in Florida was shut down to swimming after two shark attacks on Friday, July 13, 2018.

"Water closed to public, due to potentially unsafe marine life", signs outside the beaches read.

One of the victims, Dustin Theobald, told ABC News that he was lying on a surfboard in about 2 feet of water, watching his son paddle out on a board, when he felt something grab onto his foot.

WFXT, citing the Fernandina Beach Fire Department, said the 17-year-old was taken to a Jacksonville hospital with puncture wounds on the foot. There were 32 reported shark attacks in the state in 2016, according to the Florida Museum International Shark Attack File's latest report.

Double red flags were flying on the beach, which was closed to the public for the rest of the day as a precaution.

The teenager was bitten while wading in shallow water. It was unclear what type of shark attacked the younger swimmer or the circumstances of the attack.

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