Man dies after being bitten by shark

February 25, 2008 10:33:26 AM PST
A diver has died after being bitten by a shark off the coast of Florida. The Coast Guard says the man died Monday at a hospital in Miami. A Coast Guard statement said the victim was attacked while he was diving off a commercial boat about 50 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.

The shark involved in Sunday's attack got away before anyone could identify the species.

Coast Guard officials said the man was 50 years old but they did not give his identity.

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