COCOA BEACH, Fla. - A teenager is believed to have been bitten by a shark while surfing near the Cocoa Beach Pier.
Cocoa Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The victim, an 18-year-old man, said he felt a bite but was unable to verify that it was a shark.
"I was just swimming, and I felt something grab my leg!" said Gene Menchara-Lopez. "Luckily, I got all five toes!"
Menchara-Lopez had puncture wounds to his foot and was treated on scene. He refused transportation to a hospital, according to a Cocoa Beach Fire Rescue spokesperson.