Florida beach closes after shark bite

JENSEN BEACH — A Central Florida beach has been closed following reports of a shark bite.

Officials say a swimmer was bit on the lower leg or ankle Monday afternoon at Jensen Beach. The bite was minor and not considered life-threatening.

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that lifeguards flew double red flags, meaning no swimming.

Officials say they will evaluate beach conditions later this week to determine if they'll re-open.

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