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Shark bites 9-year-old boy as he body surfed in Miami Beach


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Minnesota couple says their 9-year-old son was bitten by a shark as he body surfed in Miami Beach.

Kristine Weiskopf told WPLG she and her son Jay were in the water for only a few minutes when the shark bit the boy.

She says she was holding his hand when a shark bit the boy on the shoulder. She says a chunk of skin missing was from his shoulder.

A Miami Beach Fire Rescue crew took the child to the hospital where surgeons closed the wound.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.