Okay, cue the music
This time it was Cape San Blas
about 100 miles East near Panama City in Gulf County.
It was just before Noon again and about 60 yards off shore in waist deep water. A teenager and his brother were fishing in the surf and he was bitten while reeling in a fish. He survived but has lost a leg.
The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are warm, and getting warmer earlier thanks to the non-existent "global warming" that is thawing Alaska and generating rather busy hurricanes seasons. Sharks are fond of warm water.
Sharks are attracted to blood in the water and the vibration caused by injured fish. If you hook a fish there is apt to be blood in the water, and the fish will probably generate the wounded fish vibrations. Doing this while standing up to your waist in water is not a world-class concept.
Another little wrinkle locally are the "shark cruises", where boat owners load up on chopped up fish called chum, and then cruise a ways off-shore and begin dumping it into the water to attract sharks to provide "guests" with a close up "feeding frenzy".
You are a good deal more likely to be killed or injured by lightning on a golf course than to be attacked by a shark, but the potential is there.