Shark Bites Jensen Beach Lifeguard; Swimming Is Prohibited Until Further Notice
A Martin County Ocean Rescue lifeguard was bitten by a shark at Jensen Beach Friday morning, according to the county.
The public is currently prohibited from swimming at the local beach, with double red flags flying to warn visitors the water is off-limits.
The shark bit the lifeguard's hand while he was paddling in the water, according to a statement. He sustained minor injuries and is currently being evaluated.
In the meantime, swimmers can visit other area beaches in Martin County but are reminded to heed lifeguards' warnings.
(Image via Flickr/Wendy Harman)