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Watch Shark Attack Fisherman in the Everglades

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Watch Shark Attack Fisherman in the Everglades

Posted 2023-06-30  by  Stephanie Mallory

The shark pulled the man into the water by his hand

Video footage captured in the Florida Everglades shows the moment a shark grabbed a fisherman’s hand and pulled him into the water as the man leaned over the edge of a boat to wash his hands after catching a fish.

According to the Miami Herald, the terrifying incident occurred Friday, June 23 in the Florida Bay near the Flamingo Marina.

Fortunately for the man, his friends quickly pulled him back into the boat. A park ranger treated his wounds before the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue airlifted him to a nearby hospital.

The footage was shared on Instagram with the following commentary.

“Today was one of the scariest days on the water I have ever had. It started off great and we were crushing the fish, but the sharks were eating some our fish despite our best efforts. After releasing a snook, Elarjan washed his hands in the water and was immediately bit by a large bull shark. There was no chum or blood in the water and the sharks were unprovoked. The sharks are no joke in the Everglades and the warnings about keeping your hands out of the water are not an exaggeration. Please take this as a lesson and keep your hands out of the water because this could have been prevented. He was rushed back to the dock and the park rangers were a lifesaver (literally). He was airlifted to the hospital and is in the best care possible.”

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