HAULOVER BEACH, Florida (CNN) — One man is recovering after a weekend shark attack in Florida. The beach-goer was bit at Haulover Beach on Sunday.
Although his legs were bloody, he’s expected to make a full recovery.
A beach-goer is recording on his cell phone. the moment he spots danger lurking nearby.
“I just got to the beach, I was going to jump into the water and I heard all the whistles trying to get everyone out of the water,” said witness Donovan Cecil.
Lifeguards at Haulover Beach struggled to get the attention of swimmers. “When it came closer you could see it was a pretty big shark in the water,” said Cecil.
And before everyone could clear the water…the shark attacked.
Cecil said, “It started getting closer to the people in the sandbar and they tried to get out–one guy it went straight towards him and bit his leg— pulled him– and gave him a little tug– and I was freaking out.”
Experts believe a 4 or 5 foot long bull shark, a type of shark that can grow to nearly 300 pounds, is to blame. Attacks against humans usually don’t happen.