Miami Beach police released 911 calls Wednesday after a man was bitten by a shark or a large barracuda behind the W Hotel over the weekend.
Trauma surgeons at Jackson Memorial Hospital believe a shark or a large barracuda bit the man's calf twice, severing a major blood vessel.
LISTEN: 911 calls
Dispatch: “Are you with the person?”
Caller: “No, just I saw here and I’m calling for emergency.”
Dispatch: “Okay do you have a visual of the person?”
Caller: “No, it’s like everybody is around the person so I’m trying to like hurry up the emergency.”
In a second call, the caller told 911 the man was losing lots of blood.
READ: Transcripts of 911 calls
Caller: “I’m at the W on 24th Street on Miami Beach, there’s a guy, he was in the water, he’s bleeding a lot, a lot. And they don’t know what happened.”
Dispatch: “Okay, where is he right now?”
Caller: “In the W at the beach.”
The man was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.