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Woman hospitalized in Florida after shark bite while spearfishing in Bahamas

A 32-year-old woman is recovering in a Florida hospital after she was bitten by a shark while spearfishing Sunday in the Bahamas, authorities said.

 

The Massachusetts native was bitten as she was swimming to her boat with a speared fish in the Treasure Cay area of Abaco Island in the Bahamas, officials said.

 

She was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

 

The woman told authorities that she “isn't mad at the shark because getting attacked is a common risk with spearfishing."

 

The woman, whose name was not given, suffered severe trauma to her left hand.

American tourist severely injured in shark attack while spearfishing in the Bahamas. Officials say the unnamed Massachusetts native suffered severe trauma to her left hand and was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Florida. https://t.co/TvtC9HJ48W pic.twitter.com/L8zbGLx7eH — ABC News (@ABC) September 24, 2018

Holy Guacamole! 200-pound turtle to be released after treatment at Brevard Zoo

The Brevard Zoo will release a 200-pound sea turtle named “Guacamole” into the ocean Monday.

 

The green sea turtle was found in February at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. Guacamole had several cuts and was missing most of one of her flippers.

 

She was treated at the Brevard Zoo for seven months.

 

The zoo’s website said that Guacamole is the first adult green sea turtle zoo employees have released.

 

Visitors can attend the release at 3 p.m. at Lori Wilson Park. Zoo officials said attendees are encouraged to wear green to show their support.

The moment we've all been waiting for is nearly here—Guacamole is going home on Monday! Details: https://t.co/jAI8MnaJwX pic.twitter.com/uz4BphBxAh — Brevard Zoo (@BrevardZoo) September 21, 2018

Surfer in critical condition after rough seas prompt rescues in New Smyrna Beach

A 43-year-old man is in critical condition after lifeguards pulled him from the water in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday morning, officials said. 

The Orlando man was surfing around 10:25 a.m. when swimmers reported the man was struggling and stopped responding. 

A nearby off-duty lifeguard saw the man and pulled him to shore, administering CPR until paramedics arrived. 

Photos: Two survive small plane crash in DeLeon Springs 

The man was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition, officials said. 

Lifeguards rescued a total of 72 people on Volusia County beaches Sunday. 

Officials said the rip current risk is expected to stay high for the coming days.   

'Justice is all we want,' mother says after son hospitalized in hit-and-run crash near UCF

A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver near the University of Central Florida Saturday, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper said.

An FHP spokesperson said the incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of Alafaya Trail and Science Drive.

Read: Man, 26, fatally shot in downtown Orlando

Troopers said the boy was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a driver who slowed down and later fled the scene.

Investigations are looking for a white four-door Toyota with front-end and windshield damage.

Read: On their way to Caribbean: Tropical Depression 11 followed by Tropical Storm Kirk

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call FHP or 911.

'Justice is all we want,' mother says after son hospitalized in hit-and-run crash near UCF

A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver near the University of Central Florida Saturday, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper said.

An FHP spokesperson said the incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of Alafaya Trail and Science Drive.

Read: Man, 26, fatally shot in downtown Orlando

Troopers said the boy was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a driver who slowed down and later fled the scene.

Investigations are looking for a white four-door Toyota with front-end and windshield damage.

Read: On their way to Caribbean: Tropical Depression 11 followed by Tropical Storm Kirk

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call FHP or 911.

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