2 separate shark attacks in Florida this weekend

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Monday, July 29, 2019
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2 seperate shark attacks in Florida this weekend: as seen on Action News Mornings, July 29, 2019

Two separate shark attacks injured beachgoers on Florida's eastern shore, just an hour apart this weekend.

One of the victims, Frank O'Rourke, is a professional surfer.

The four-foot shark bit him at Jacksonville Beach.

O'Rourke was treated by a lifeguard but did not go to a hospital, instead, he went to a bar.

"All of a sudden, a shark comes out of the water and grabs onto my arm, right by my elbow and kind of tugs a little bit, thrashes, and I guess it tastes me and was like 'nope,'" he said.

The second attack happened at New Smyrna Beach, about 100 miles south of the first attack.

In that incident, a man was bitten in the leg while boogie boarding.