Shark Bites Surfer On Hand

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Associated Press Release

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) -- A surfer is recovering from a shark bite on his hand.

The incident happened Sunday near the Aquarina Beach and Country Club in southern Brevard County.

Brevard County Fire Rescue Lt. Gary Windham told Florida Today ( ) the man "suffered a significant bite to the left hand" and almost "lost four fingers."

The man, who was reported to be around 50, is a local surfer. He walked to a fire station, where he was treated. Then he was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne for further treatment.

The newspaper reports he was released from the hospital about 5 p.m. Sunday.

No further details were immediately available.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.),

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