10-year-old girl seriously injured in possible shark bite incident in Brevard County, official says

10-year-old girl seriously injured in possible shark bite incident in Brevard County, official says

Emergency personnel in responded to Melbourne Beach Monday on a report of a 10-year-old girl with a serious gash on her leg after possibly being bitten by a shark, Brevard County spokesman Don Walker said.

The incident was reported at about 4:45 p.m. in the 9000 block of A1A in Melbourne Beach.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found the girl with a 6-inch laceration on her left calf, Walker said.

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She was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando for treatment of the injury, he said.

While there were no witnesses, the injury is indicative of a shark bite, Walker said.

The beach was cleared until officials determined there was no evidence of sharks in the water.

No other details were immediately released.