Shark Bite Suspected in Spear Fisherman's Injury


Shark Bite Suspected in Spear Fisherman’s Injury

Longboat Key man was flown to Bayfront Medical Center.

By Toni Whitt

A Longboat Key man was flown to Bayfront Medical Center after he was apparently bitten by a shark while spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Wickersham, 21, was searfishing with several others people about three to six miles off of the coast when he was bitten on his left thigh by what appeared to be a shark, according to the report.

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