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Teen Attacked by Shark That Wouldn't Let Go

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) - A teenager was bitten by a shark in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and the shark wouldn't let go.

Authorities received a 911 call just before four o'clock Thursday afternoon. When rescue officials arrived they found 14-year-old Brandon Chapman with the shark still attached to his abdomen.

Rescue workers eventually got the shark to release his grip.

Chapman was treated for injuries, but they weren't life-threatening and he's been released from the hospital.

The shark is described as a nurse shark, about three to four feet long.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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