Dou­ble shark attack closes Florida beach

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

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.

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