A trip to the beach in Homestead Bayfront Park, located near Miami, ended in injuries for a seven-year-old child, but he got better, 12 News reports citing CNN.
The boy’s mother, Ethel, says that when her son entered the water, he was attacked by a predator. She bit the baby in three places. Judging by the marks left, Ethel believes that it was a bull shark.
“All we saw was blood pouring,” the woman said.
She was not going to talk about the incident but decided to warn other parents who bring their children to the park. “I just don’t want anyone to have a false sense of security,” she said.
Ethel believes that no one is to blame for this accident, and recalls that parents simply closely monitor their children when they are in the water.
“If it were just a kid, it could have been much worse,” she said.
Captain Stan Saffan, who specializes in fishing, also believes that the bite may have been inflicted by a bull shark. According to him, whenever you fall into the water on such coasts, you are on their territory. “And you always need to keep track of what’s happening around you,” he warns.
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As for the boy – Jacob – then, according to Ethel, after the attack he did not cry. “He was calm, calm, and collected,” she said. Rescuers quickly provided medical assistance to her son, after which he was taken to the hospital, where he had 19 stitches.
The child and his mother are not evil with the shark, and his grandmother has her own plans. “Fry and eat it,” said Jacob.