Man recovering from shark bite in Brevard

Surfer bitten by shark in Melbourne Beach

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:03:41 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 10:48:37 AM EDT

Brevard County Fire officials said a man was bitten on the hand by a shark around 10 a.m. Sunday while surfing at Melbourne Beach.

Brevard County Fire Rescue Lt. Gary Windham told Florida Today the 50-year-old man "suffered a significant bite to the left hand" and almost "lost four fingers.

Officials said he was profusely bleeding when he came out of the water and walked to the Brevard County fire station at 7400 South A1A in Melbourne Beach.

He was released from the hospital at about 5 p.m. Sunday.

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