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Pleasant View Man Bitten By Shark Off Florida Panhandle

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Pleasant View Man Bitten By Shark Off Florida Panhandle

CREATED Jul 16, 2014

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The wife of a Tennessee man bitten by a shark off Florida's Panhandle said she's grateful his injuries aren't more serious.

Melissa Moore said her husband Terrell suffered a broken foot and two deep puncture wounds after being bitten Monday in the waters off Okaloosa Island.

Moore told the Northwest Florida Daily News that her husband was swimming with her and their 11-year-old son about 75 yards from shore, near two men who were fishing.

Authorities said Terrell Moore later described seeing a 4-foot-long gray shark swim away from him.

Melissa Moore said the family from Pleasant View, Tennessee, planned to finish their vacation even though her husband was on crutches and their children were worried about going back into the Gulf of Mexico.

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