Shark bites man swimming near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, deputies say

Deputies found 54-year-old man stable and alert

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VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man swimming near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort was bitten by a shark Thursday, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said the 54-year-old was bitten in the leg by the shark.

Details were not immediately available about what type of shark or how big it was.

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The man was stable and alert, according to deputies, and was taken to a medical center to be treated.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

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