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Shark bites tourist off Vero Beach

VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A woman is hospitalized after being bitten by a shark in Vero Beach Wednesday afternoon.

The 40-year-old woman was visiting from out of town.

According to the Indian River Fire Rescue spokesman, the woman was bitten in the thigh causing a 12-inch laceration to the bone. 

She was awake and alert when she was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. She is now listed in stable condition.

Beachgoers were ordered out of the water.

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