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Shark bites surfer in St. Lucie County

Posted at 11:52 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 23:29:07-04

A surfer is recovering after being bitten by a shark in St. Lucie County Friday morning.

it happened just before 9:30.

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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.

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