Shark bites surfer on hand along Florida coast
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - September 4, 2012 (WPVI) -- A surfer along Florida's coast is recovering after he was bitten on the hand by a shark.
The 32-year-old man told authorities he was paddling out at Melbourne Beach along the Atlantic Coast when he put his hand in the water and felt a bite.
His hand was treated by paramedics at the beach, and he didn't need to be taken to a hospital.
University of Florida shark expert George Burgess says the United States has had 30 unprovoked shark attacks, with half of them in Florida.
The surfer was not identified by authorities.
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