• Shark attacks forces Florida beach to close

    By: ActionNewsJax.com


    FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - After two people were bitten by sharks Friday, the beach was cleared and access points were shut down for the rest of the day, Fernandina Beach police said.

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    The incidents occurred at the beach located near Sadler Road and Access 31, Action News Jax reported.

    One of the victims is a 17-year-old with a serious bite to the ankle and foot area, police said. The other victim is a 30-year-old victim who was bitten on the foot, officials said. Neither injury is life-threatening. 

    The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office told Action News Jax that fishermen have been catching sharks off Fernandina Beach all week. 

    Officials aid they will re-evaluate the situation in the morning to determine whether the beaches will be open. 

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