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Man bitten by shark in Jacksonville Beach identified

6:55 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- A man who was bitten by a shark in the 1100 block of 1st Street South on Thursday was released from the hospital today.

Chad Renfro, 22, received 85 stitches as a result of his injuries.

"I had just caught a wave and was paddling back out when I felt something chomp down on my foot and that's when I knew it was a shark," Renfro said. "So I immediately turned and started paddling towards the shore as fast as I could."

There was no trauma alert issued for Renfro's injuries and he went to Beaches Baptist Hospital, according to Tom Francis with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

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