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10-yr-old bitten by shark at Fla. beach

August 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 10-year-old boy was recovering from a close call with a shark Friday.Seth Shorten was boogie-boarding with his dad off Crescent Beach, Fla. earlier in the week when a shark bit his foot.

"I was screaming for my life: 'Out of the water! Shark, shark!'" said Shorten. "I yelled 'Out of the water' because I thought the shark would go this way for more of a meal and chase someone else for more than just a foot."

Paramedics treated Shorten on the scene and said he will be just fine.

Shorten was in good humor tending to his bandaged foot Friday and even got a souvenir to remember the experience: a piece of shark tooth that doctors dug out of his foot.


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