Published: Aug 05, 2013 4:37 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2013 6:51 PM EDT

SANIBEL, Fla.- Crews responded to an emergency after a teenager was bitten by something in the waters near the Casa Ybel resort this afternoon.

Sanibel Police said something bit the teen on the right shin and foot. His parents wrapped the injuries with a towel, and he was taken to HealthPark by EMS. Police said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening. 

Witnesses said the teen was fishing on a sandbar at the time of the accident. He allegedly had bait in his pockets that a shark may have wanted.

There were no witnesses as to what actually bit the teenager, but one man said after he realized the situation wasn't a joke, he saw blood and what looked like shark bites.

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