2 people bitten by sharks in Brevard County

Posted at 8:29 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 08:54:28-04

(NBC/WESH) - Two people were bitten by sharks while swimming off the coast of Central Florida on Monday.

The first incident happened when a 21-year-old woman was bitten on the hand while swimming in the ocean off south Melbourne Beach.  She refused medical treatment.

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Hours later a 10-year-old girl was bitten on the calf while swimming in the same area.

She suffered a 6-inch wound and was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Both are expected to be OK.

Officials said no one saw the shark in either case. 

After both incidents, the beaches were temporarily cleared.

Courtesy NBC News Channel