Shark bite reported on Cape San Blas

South Gulf Fire Rescue volunteer fire department reported that they responded to a shark bite on Thursday in a since-deleted Facebook past.

The man, who was bitten on the leg, is reported to be in stable condition.

The incident occurred in an area north of the rocks along Cape San Blas  around 3:30 p.m., according to the post.  The victim had been shark fishing at the time, and was posing for a photo with the animal when the fishing hook came loose.

The man was assisted by SGFR volunteers, along with members of the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and the Gulf County EMS. He was transported to Bay County for medical treatment.

“Due to HIPPA laws, no other information is available,” the post added. “Please use caution while on the beach or in the surf.”

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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