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10-foot bull shark attacks man snorkeling in Florida Keys

Andrew Eddy bitten on shoulder, airlifted to hospital

File photo of bull shark
File photo of bull shark (Photo by Albert Kok~enwiki via Wikimedia Commons)

A 30-year-old snorkeler from Atlanta was attacked by a 10-foot bull shark in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County sheriff’s officials say Andrew Eddy was with his family exploring a reef at Sombrero Key Light on Sunday when he was bitten on the shoulder by the shark.

Family members immediately began first aid. He was then airlifted to a hospital, but his condition is not known.

Authorities said boaters in the area had spotted the bull shark earlier.

Witnesses said the shark was 8 to 10 feet in length.