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Man Recovering from Bite at Beach
CASINO BEACH, Fla. (WPMI) A swimmer is still recovering after being bitten while swimming off Casino Beach Saturday. The victim received several stitches on his foot and heel.
Questions still remain as to what exactly bit him, but quick acting lifeguards may have kept the man from bleeding to death.
Even though swimmers are rarely bitten by marine life near Pensacola Beach, lifeguards on hand are trained and ready to deal with it.
"We're here to get people out of the water and keep them alive, and stablized until we can get them to some more advanced personnel," said lifeguard Alex Johnson Sr.
The lifeguards were able to quickly stop the bleeding and get the man in well enough condition for EMS to take over then rush him to the hospital.