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Woman Bitten in Hand by Shark in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

A young woman was bitten in the hand by a shark Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Friday.

According to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Fire Department, the woman was fishing and hauled in a nurse shark.

After reeling it in, she tried to remove the hook from the shark's mouth and it bit her.

The shark was clamped on so tight to her hand that a police officer had to use his baton to get it to let go.

Once they got it free, the shark was released back into the water.

The woman was left with a puncture wound which was treated on the scene.

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