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Witnesses react to possible shark bite
PENSACOLA BEACH Pensacola Beach was in a bit of a frenzy Saturday afternoon when beachgoers were ordered out of the water after a man was bitten by something in the water, but exactly what is still in question.
It started out as the perfect beach day for Angie Taylor and her daughter and neighbor.
"It was a beautiful day, it was, it was a gorgeous day" said Angie Taylor.
Eventually, Angies daughter decided to get in the water, and aside from several dolphins swimming near the shore, nothing seemed out of the ordinary until she heard screams.
"All of a sudden we hear people screaming, 'Get the life guards, get the life guards' so people are running" said Taylor.
Angie was able to capture those first few moments on camera as the man was pulled ashore, the lower part of one of his legs was covered in blood.
"It was a deep cut because I'd be interested to know how many stitches he got" said Taylor.
The mans bite wound was treated and he was later taken to the hospital. At this time, its unclear exactly what was lurking in the water when he was bit.
"They said it was an attack, but they weren't sure if it was a shark or if it was a dolphin" Austin Renkiewicz, Beachgoer.
"Somebody was saying it was a shark, well we were looking around where he was at and it was just dolphins so I don't know if a dolphin attacked him" Brittney Stroop, Beachgoer.
The incident proved to be a memorable one for many beachgoers.
"It was bad, yelling shark and stuff it looked like Jaws on the beach, everyone was like out of the water" said Casey Long, Beachgoer.
"It was frightening actually" said Taylor.
Life guards tell Channel 3 News, the man has been treated at Gulf Breeze Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.