Hamilton boy bitten by shark while on vacation in Florida
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:42PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:56AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Officials say a Canadian boy was bitten by a shark while vacationing with his family at a Florida beach.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials told news outlets the 12-year-old boy was found Wednesday bleeding with puncture wounds. Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan says he was taken in stable condition to a local hospital.
Gollan said lifeguards were doing routine physical training when they heard a loud scream coming from the ocean across from The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale.
Shark bites are more common in the summer when more people are in the water and ocean currents bring bait fish closer to shore.