Trauma Star airlifts apparent shark bite victim

A 22-year-old male was airlifted by Trauma Star Friday to Jackson South Medical Center in Miami after he reportedly was bitten in the ankle or foot by a shark.

The subject was spearfishing near Davis Reef off Islamorada at approximately 11:30 a.m. when the incident occurred. The U.S. Coast Guard responded and transported the victim ashore to U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada. Islamorada Fire Rescue transported him to Founders Park where he was airlifted.

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