Shark bites man in arm off Jensen Beach

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. - A man was bitten in the arm by a shark off Jensen Beach amid several reports of sharks in water.

Martin County officials say a bull shark bit the man multiple times in the arm Thursday afternoon. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Lifeguards had called swimmers and surfers out of the water at Jensen Public Beach Thursday - twice - after sharks were spotted in the area. Beach-goers waited about half an hour before returning to the water.

Sharks have already been spotted in other parts of Florida this beach season. In Volusia County, a teenage boy and a young girl suffered bites within five minutes of each other Wednesday afternoon. Over in Brevard County, a man was bitten on the Canaveral National Seashore earlier this month.

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