Shark bites surfer’s hand at Canaveral National Seashore

Victim was releasing fish

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A shark bit a surfer’s hand as the man was releasing a fish he caught Tuesday at Canaveral National Seashore, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

The victim was a 54-year-old man from Winter Springs.

The 4- to 5-foot shark swam away after it bit the man’s hand and the fish he was holding.

He was treated on scene by Beach Safety personnel then drove himself to a hospital.

The extent of his injuries is unknown.