Officials: Shark bites surfer on hand off Melbourne beach


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MELBOURNE, Florida — Officials say a shark bit a surfer on the hand as he paddled his board off Indian Harbour Beach.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon.

Florida Today ( ) reports the 44-year-old man was bleeding profusely as he made it back to shore. Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics and Ocean Rescue lifeguards treated him at the beach before he was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

Indian Harbour Police Cpl. John Knudsen says the shark "took a piece out of his hand." He says the man needed stitches but was otherwise ok.

The man's name wasn't released.

Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida),

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