Small shark bites man during Florida rescue attempt

By Ben Hooper
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida fishing group said its video of a friend being bitten while attempting to pick up a small shark should serve as a safety reminder to the public.

Team Rebel Fishing, a Port St. Lucie-based group of "extreme anglers," posted a video showing a friend of the group attempting to pick up a small shark found on a beach and ending up getting a bite on his ankle.


The man, who was not seriously injured, made a second, more careful attempt and was able to pick the shark up and throw it back into the water.

"Small sharks are incredibly unpredictable and flexible. Always use extreme care when handling them," Team Rebel said in the description of the video, which was taken Dec. 17.

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