Man Bitten By Shark Off Palm Beach County Coast

A man was hospitalized after he was bitten by a shark off the coast of Jupiter Friday, officials said.

The man was about three miles from the coast when he was bitten in the upper torso area, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials told WPTV.

The man was able to make it back to his boat after the shark bit him, where he was raced to the Jupiter inlet. The man said he believed he was attacked by a bull shark, which is considered the most dangerous shark in the world.

He was in stable condition at St. Mary's Medical Center and was expected to be okay.

The victim told first responders he was spearfishing for cobia when he was bitten.

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