Shark bites surfer at Florida beach

A surfer was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Lake Worth Beach.

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Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the attack happened about 1:50 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the man was already on the beach being tended to by lifeguards.

He was bitten in an “upper extremity,” according to the fire department.

According to WPTV Channel 5, the surfer's injuries were minor, and witnesses said the shark was pursuing a school of bait fish just before the surfer was bitten.