A surfer is recovering after being bitten by a shark in St. Lucie County Friday morning.
it happened just before 9:30.
First responders were sent to 900 Shorewinds Drive in Fort Pierce where they found the victim at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.
They described him as a man in his mid-60s.
He was transported by ground as a trauma patient. A St. Lucie County spokesperson said a lifeguard told him the victim suffered a significant bite between the knee and ankle.
Fire rescue said he is in serious condition.
A park spokesperson said double red flags are now posted. Bathers are encouraged to only swim near lifeguards.