Surfer bitten by 'toothy sea creature' off Melbourne Beach

Brevard County Fire Rescue said that a surfer was taken to the hospital after being attacked on Tuesday morning at Melbourne Beach.

They said an adult male had an encounter with a 'toothy sea creature' while surfing. It happened near the 7400th-block of State Road A1A.

He suffered 'significant bleeding' after an arm injury and has been transported to a local trauma center. 

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The surfer reportedly recalled seeing a shark before the attack, but it has not been confirmed that a shark is what bit him. 

No other information has been provided. This is a developing story. 

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