Double shark attack closes Florida beach
Consecutive attacks Friday afternoon sent two people to the hospital and shut down Fernandina Beach in Florida, just south of the Georgia border about 25 miles northeast of Jacksonville.
“I was in two feet of water or less, laying on my stomach,” the first victim, Dustin Theobald, 30, told News 4 Jax from his hospital bed.
He believes he was bitten by a nurse shark or a blacktip shark, judging from the gouges it left in his foot.
A 17-year-old boy was bitten no more than five minutes after Theobald, First Coast News reported. He, too, is expected to recover.