Woman bitten by shark in Boca Raton

Posted at 2:41 PM, May 15, 2016

A 23-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by a small nurse shark Sunday afternoon at a Boca Raton beach, according to Boca Raton Fire Rescue. 

The incident happened around 1:20 p.m. at  Lifeguard Tower 8 at 1400 N. Ocean Blvd. 

Crews arrived at the scene and found the 2-foot shark attached to the woman's right forearm. Officials say the shark had been killed prior to the fire department's arrival.

A bystander provided photos to fire-rescue. 

The patient was transported to Boca Regional Hospital with the shark still attached. She is listed in stable condition.