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Shark bites man on state's east coast

An Atlanta man became the 23rd person attacked by a shark in Florida waters this year when he was bitten on the foot.

Terrill Crane, 40, said he was walking in 3 feet of water Friday when he saw a 5-foot shark coming at him. So he kicked it and it bit him on the left foot.

"I called to my wife to get out of the water, then I got out," he said.

He was treated and released at a local hospital.

Florida leads the world in shark bites, recording 25 last year.

On Aug. 30, a shark killed a 69-year-old man near St. Petersburg _ the fifth fatal attack in Florida during the past 25 years.

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