13-year-old bitten by 6-foot shark in Neptune Beach

by: Brittney Donovan Updated:

A 13-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with a severe injury after he was bitten by a shark believed to be 6 feet long in Neptune Beach on Sunday.

Neptune Beach police said the teen and was in 2 feet of water when the shark bit him on his calf.

It happened near Lemon Street around 3 p.m. One witness tells Action News Jax he saw a woman carry the boy from the water.

"This lady runs in the water carries this boy," said Lou DeMark. "All you see is just blood, dripping and dripping out for about 50 feet."

Another witness said he saw first responders bandaging the teen's leg.

"The father got on top of his son and was trying to calm him down," said Frank Gamble. "While he was talking to him, he says, 'I cant feel my toes' or something, so he was hurting."

Police said the boy had a severe laceration and was taken to UF Health. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

He is in stable condition, according to officials.

Last Saturday, an 11-year-old girl was badly bitten by a shark at Huguenot Park, which is approximately 8 miles north of where the boy was bitten. 


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