PENSACOLA, Fla. – A shark attacked and critically injured a teenage boy off Florida's Panhandle on Monday, two days after 14-year-old Louisiana girl died after a shark bit her leg.
The boy, whose age and name wasn't immediately released, was bitten off Cape San Blas (search) and was taken to Bay Medical Center in Panama City on Monday morning, hospital spokeswoman Christa Hild said. The boy was listed in critical condition with severe injuries, but the nature of the injuries were not yet being released, Hild said.
Cape San Blas is a narrow spit of land protruding into the Gulf of Mexico from Gulf County, about 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee.
The cape is a popular vacation destination east of the area where 14-year-old Jamie Marie Daigle (search) was fatally injured by a shark on Saturday.
Daigle, of Gonzales, La., had been had been swimming with a friend about 100 yards from shore in neighboring Walton County when a shark bit her in the leg. Paramedics and an air ambulance crew were unable to revive her.
Gulf County sheriff's officials didn't immediately return calls seeking comment on Monday's attack.