MIAMI
06/16/2012 08:40 am ET

Man Bitten By Nurse Shark While Fishing In Summerland Key (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A fishing trip turned bloody on Friday when a shark bit a man on the calf in the Florida Keys, according to Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to a home on Summerland Key at about 2:30 p.m. The 23-year-old man had hooked a nurse shark while fishing. When he went into the water to free it from his line, the shark bit his leg.

The man was transported to Lower Keys Hospital with only superficial injuries.

Last month, a Barry University basketball player survived a shark attack while surfing in Jacksonville. The shark's bite sliced a tendon in his foot and severed a nerve, resulting in 85 stitches for the local athlete.

In March, four shark attacks up the state's coast made the news.

A bull shark bit a man in the arm off Jensen Beach, a teenage boy and a young girl suffered bites within five minutes of each other in Volusia County, and a man was bitten while on the Canaveral National Seashore in Brevard County earlier that month.

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