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Woman hospitalized after shark bite in Vero Beach

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VERO BEACH, FL (WFLA) – A woman is in the hospital after an encounter with a shark in Vero Beach Sunday afternoon.

WPTV reports that the woman was at Humiston Park swimming about 100 yards off the beach when she was bitten by a shark.

Lifeguards responded to the location near Costa d’Este Resort to the report of the bite around noon.

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The victim Mary Marcus, 57, said the shark bit then released her, according to WPTV. WESH reported, she was able to swim to the shore herself. She got puncture wounds on her leg. Firefighters took her to a hospital.

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