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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) – Alabama authorities say a 15-year-old boy swimming with his father in the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama may have been bitten by a shark.

Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Robert Howard said it happened about 1:20 p.m. Friday in waters near some condominiums at Orange Beach.

Police said the teenager was near a sand bar when the incident occurred. Police said the teenager’s injuries consist of a “mild abrasion and a few small puncture wounds.”

The father told investigators he saw a large number of small fish swimming around them and, as they were leaving the area, his son felt pain.

Police say neither the father nor the victim saw a shark or any large fish when that happened..

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7/31/2020 6:45:40 PM (GMT -5:00)

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