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Shark bite reported at Huguenot Park in Jacksonville Beach

A man was bitten by a shark at Huguenot Park in Jacksonville Beach, according to first responders.
Credit: Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — A man is expected to be OK after he was bitten by a shark Tuesday at Huguenot Park, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

The man was bitten on his forearm at around 5 p.m., first responders said.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This isn't the first shark bite to happen at Jacksonville Beach in 2019.

In late July, professional surfer Frank O'Rourke said he was lucky to still have his arm after he was bitten by a shark near the Jacksonville Beach Pier. O'Rourke's injuries were non-life-threatening and he was not hospitalized.

Dr. Quinton White, professor of marine biology at Jacksonville University, told First Coast News that warm temperatures can attract sharks’ closer to the shore for food because warm water also attracts prey.

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