BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A Brevard County surfer suffered a shark bite Sunday
morning. The man, whose name has not been released, was chomped on the
arm by the shark between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Ocean Rescue Shift
Supervisor Derek Swor told WESH 2 News the shark bite occurred about 5 miles south of Ocean Avenue,
which would be near the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge near Melbourne Beach. Swor said the man
went to a nearby fire station, where he was treated by paramedics. He did
not require transportation to a hospital.
Swor noted there were lots of bait fish in the water
along Brevard's shoreline today, which likely attracted small sharks to the
shallow water. The county has purple flags flying on beaches in South
Brevard because of the possibility of sharks.
Brevard beaches have rip current conditions
this weekend, and lifeguards rescued a handful of people from the rip currents
Sunday. Swor said to expect rip conditions on Monday also.