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April 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Two lifeguards who "wrassled" a 400-pound mako shark from rough surf onto a beach barehanded say they didn't think about the danger until afterward. "We were definitely scared but we had to get the shark into the beach," said Carey R. Morris Jr., 23. "There were a few people out in the water." Morris downplayed Friday's capture because the creature was disoriented and injured. "The fish was stunned. It wasn't like he was prowling the beach or anything. He was hurting."
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April 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Two lifeguards who "wrassled" a 400-pound mako shark from rough surf onto a beach barehanded say they didn't think about the danger until afterward. "We were definitely scared but we had to get the shark into the beach," said Carey R. Morris Jr., 23. "There were a few people out in the water." Morris downplayed Friday's capture because the creature was disoriented and injured. "The fish was stunned. It wasn't like he was prowling the beach or anything. He was hurting."
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April 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
At least seven people were attacked by sharks along Florida's eastern coast last week as sharks hunted for fish on their northward migratory route. Thousands of beach-goers were warned to stay out of the water after sharks were sighted and bites--none of them life-threatening--were reported. A 16-year-old from Charleston, S.C., and a 12-year-old were bitten on the ankles Friday while surfing separately at New Smyrna Beach, said Capt. Rob Horster of the Volusia County Beach Patrol.
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August 24, 2001 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not often that the world witnesses an urban legend in the making, that we can actually pinpoint its birth, tracking the electric convergence of truth, rumor, fear and hype that are the sparks of life to a tall tale. But such was the case on a recent Monday. First there were reports of a dog whimpering in Compton Creek; it had possibly been thrown off a bridge by two or more teens. Then the story grew wings. Several dogs had been thrown from the bridge and left to suffer.
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August 24, 2001 | PETE THOMAS
By now, it's common knowledge that Florida's waters are overrun with sharks that have developed a taste for human flesh--even though that's far from true. By now, tourists planning to visit the Sunshine State, if they haven't already canceled their plans, are thinking twice about swimming because of the increased danger of being bitten--even though the danger is no greater than it was a year ago, or the year before that. Yes, there is a frenzy of activity involving sharks around Florida.
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