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Young boy bit by shark in Destin
DESTIN -- A young boy was taken to the hospital after authorities say he was bitten by a shark in Destin.
It happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon -- in the gulf behind the Silver Beach Towers Condominiums.
The boy is estimated to be about ten to twelve years old.
Witnesses say he was in the water up to his waist when he was bit.
Double red flags were flying meaning he should not have been swimming in the gulf.
They describe the shark as being about four feet long.
They say the boy had a significant sized wound on his right forearm.
"I saw just a little bit. His hand was wrapped up in like a beach towel. They had his head covered up in towels."
"It's heartbreaking to think of any kind of child being injured on vacation, being frightened and he did seem pretty upset."
This is the third possible shark bite in the area in the last month.
You may remember a man was reportedly bitten on the foot while swimming off Pensacola Beach on September 14th
And a 7 year old boy was bitten while swimming in Panama City on September 25th.