10-foot bull shark attacks man snorkeling in Florida Keys

Andrew Eddy bitten on shoulder, airlifted to hospital

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.