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Shark bites man’s leg during swim near Disney resort

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A beautiful day for a swim goes horribly wrong when a hungry shark gets involved.

54-year-old man was bitten by a shark Thursday morning while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean near a Disney resort.

According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, the man was was bitten in the leg while he was swimming in the ocean near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

The man was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment. The extent of his injury was not immediately known but deputies said he was alert and stable.

A sheriff’s spokesperson said she didn’t know if the man was a guest at the resort.

No information released on the species and size of the shark.