Shark bites surfer off Florida's east coast

VERO BEACH — Authorities say a surfer was bitten on the arm by a shark off Florida's east coast.

Indian River County Fire Rescue reports that the 21-year-old man had been surfing Tuesday afternoon at Sebastian Inlet State Park when the shark got him. The man was able to get to his vehicle and start driving toward a fire station. He also called 911 on the way.

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that paramedics treated the man's wound and took him to a nearby hospital. Officials say the man's wound was not life-threatening.

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