09/04/2012 - Male - Florida

Recent 2012 Shark Attacks and 2012 Shark Attack Related Incidents

09/04/2012 - Male - Florida

Postby alb » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:38 pm

Shark bites surfer at Fla.'s Space Coast

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. -- A surfer in Florida's Space Coast is recovering from a bite to the hand by a shark.

The 32-year-old man suffered a small puncture wound to his hand Tuesday morning.

The surfer told authorities he was paddling out from shore at Melbourne Beach when he placed his hand in the water and felt a bite.

Authorities say the man was able to get out of the water on his own.

His hand was treated by paramedics at the beach and he didn't need to be taken to a hospital.

It was the first reported shark bite of the year for Florida's Space Coast.

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