Tourist bitten on ankle by shark in Gulf near Fort Myers

BOCA GRANDE -- A shark bit an Austrian tourist on the ankle Friday as the man stood in chest-deep water in the Gulf of Mexico, days after sharks killed one tourist and seriously injured another elsewhere in the state, authorities said.

Armin Trojer, 19, of Baden, Austria, was upright in the water when he was bitten, said Lee County sheriff's spokeswoman Ileana LiMarzi. He was airlifted by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, where he was in good condition, hospital spokeswoman Pat Dolce said.

``It is a confirmed shark attack,'' LiMarzi said. ``Someone else in the water saw a shark.''
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