Here in Florida a lot of people head out on the water hoping for a big catch, but one Florida man became shark bait while fishing.

Fishing here in Florida is a popular recreational activity. In Fort Myers and Cape Coral alone, there’s so many places to go. Whether it’s fishing from shore or heading out for a deep sea adventure. A day on the water is always a good idea. And it’s made even better if you come home with a good haul. I grew up fishing, so when I moved to Florida, I was thrilled that I could do it year-round. My backyard is a big pond, so even just stepping out and throwing in a line is fun and relaxing.

Usually fishing is a pretty tame activity. However, one Florida man had a shocking encounter last week at Everglades National Park. The man, just identified as Nick, was out with a group of friends Friday morning in Florida Bay. The fish were biting and everything was fine, until it wasn’t. Nick had bent over the side of the boat to wash his hands and to his surprise, a lemon shark came and bit him, pulling him off the boat and into the water.

Thankfully, the group of friends were able to get Nick back on the boat and back to the dock where a ranger initially treated him. The Daily Mail reports he was then airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center and treated for an undisclosed injury.

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