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Second shark attack reported in Walton County, teenager injured

A teenager has been injured in a reported shark attack near Shoreline Drive in Inlet Beach, marking the second such incident in Walton County, Florida, today. Earlier this afternoon, authorities […]

A teenager has been injured in a reported shark attack near Shoreline Drive in Inlet Beach, marking the second such incident in Walton County, Florida, today.

  • The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and South Walton Fire District (SWFD) are currently responding to the scene.

Earlier this afternoon, authorities responded to a similar incident near Watersound Way and Coopersmith Lane, where a woman was injured in a reported shark encounter. The victim in the first incident was transported to a hospital by SWFD, and the extent of her injuries has not been disclosed.

Following the first incident, double red flags were raised on beaches in the surrounding area, indicating that the Gulf was closed to the public in the localized area where the incident occurred.

In light of the second reported shark attack, the WCSO has announced that the water is now closed to the public throughout Walton County. Beachgoers are advised to stay out of the water until further notice.

Authorities have not provided any additional information about the teenager’s condition or the circumstances surrounding the latest incident. The WCSO and SWFD are currently on the scene and assessing the situation.

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