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 “mile 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.