|A Cocoa Beach firefighter carries a bandaged boy across the beach after the boy suffered a bite from an unknown animal in the ocean near the Cocoa Beach Pier on Saturday.|
COCOA BEACH, Florida – Swimmers were temporarily ordered out of the Atlantic Ocean by Brevard County Ocean Rescue lifeguards along a stretch of beach Saturday morning in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Lifeguards flew double red flags and ordered swimmers out of the water after sharks were spotted near the Cocoa Beach Pier just before 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Around thirty minutes later, beachgoers were allowed back into the water. Sharks swimming in shallow waters were again spotted by beachgoers and Cocoa Beach Beach Rangers in the afternoon along beaches without lifeguards between the Cocoa Beach Pier and Shepard Park.
|Lifeguards flew “no swimming” double red flags at Cocoa Beach lifeguard stands at the Cocoa Beach Pier after a shark was spotted Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Brevard Times|
Later that same day, a boy was bitten in the ocean by an unknown animal near the Cocoa Beach Pier around 7:45 p.m. Crews with the Cocoa Beach Fire Department bandaged the boy’s wound, but the child was not transported by ambulance. The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) advises swimmers to avoid being in the water during darkness or twilight hours when sharks are most active and have a competitive sensory advantage.
|Beachgoers were ordered out of the water after sharks were spotted off of Cocoa Beach, Florida on Saturday.|