Florida of the day: Group of swimmers harasses shark, swimmer taken to hospital with shark still attached to arm

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After being harassed and having its tail pulled by a group of swimmers at the beach by Red Reef Park in Boca Raton on Sunday, a nurse shark decided that it had had enough and sank its teeth into one of their arms and simply refused to let go.

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Even when pulled out of the water and dead from suffocation, the shark maintained its vise-like grip on the woman it bit. The paramedics, unable to remove the shark, took her to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where the woman was given a sharkectomy, treated for her injuries, and released, possibly with some newfound wisdom about not harassing animals.

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