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Canadian boy bitten by shark while vacationing in Florida

Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 10:05 am - Canadian boy bitten by shark while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this week.

This 11-year-old Canadian boy will certainly have an impressive back to school story to tell.

Officials say Christian Mariani of Stoney Creek, Ontario was bitten by a shark while vacationing with his family at a Florida beach in Fort Lauderdale earlier this week.

"It just kind of bit and it almost felt like human teeth and then I ran out screaming," Mariani said in an interview on Wednesday, while describing the moment in front of cameras with his bandaged foot.

Although no one actually saw the shark latch onto the boy, doctors say the bite marks resembled that of a shark, with 17 stitches needed to patch it up.

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Source: CNN

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