VIDEO: Separate Shark Attacks Minutes Apart Closes Jacksonville’s Fernandina Beach

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Victims Hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries

ABOVE VIDEO: A man and a teenager were hospitalized with shark bites Friday afternoon, the Fernandina Beach Fire Department said. (Video by News 4 JAX)

NASSAU COUNTY • FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Two people were reportedly hospitalized with shark bites Friday afternoon while swimming in waters near Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The Fernandina Beach Fire Department arrived at the scene three minutes after getting reports about the alleged shark attack. Minutes later, officials were alerted to an additional shark-related injury.

Both patients are reportedly stable, with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Neither patient could advise what type or size of marine life had caused their respective injuries,” the City of Fernandina Beach Government said in a statement on Facebook Friday evening. According to WJTX, a 30-year-old man and 17-year-old were injured by sharks.

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