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Shark attack video in Florida Everglades shows man being bitten, pulled from boat

A video appeared to show a man being bitten and dragged out of his fishing boat Friday by a shark while in the Florida Everglades.

The video − which was shared with WPLG Local 10 news station in Southeastern Florida − shows what appears to be one fisherman dipping his hand near a partially submerged shark before the predatory fish lunged at the man, causing him to fall into the water.

Other fishermen in the boat could then be heard exclaiming, “Get him!” as they worked to rescue the man from the shark-infested water.

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WPLG reported that park rangers responded to the scene and treated the man for a hand injury. He was then airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel, per the station.

No other details were released regarding the severity of the man’s condition.

It is unclear which species of shark bit the man, but one species of shark known to inhabit the Everglades is the bull shark − a mid-size predatory shark that can inhabit both freshwater and saltwater habitats. Bull sharks are often considered to be the most dangerous sharks to humans because of their aggressive tendencies, according to the National Wildlife Foundation.

Bull sharks such as this one are often the culprit in shark bites.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Florida shark attack video shows man pulled from boat in Everglades