Three people have been bitten by sharks in the waters off central Fla. since the weekend.
A surfer in Florida's Space Coast is recovering from a bite to the hand by a shark.
The 32-year-old man suffered a small puncture wound to his hand Tuesday morning.
The surfer told authorities he was paddling out from shore at Melbourne Beach when he placed his hand in the water and felt a bite.
Authorities say the man was able to get out of the water on his own.
His hand was treated by paramedics at the beach and he didn't need to be taken to a hospital.
It was the first reported shark bite of the year for Florida's Space Coast, but there were two more shark encounters in Volusia County.
Authorities say two swimmers are recovering after being nipped by sharks in the ocean off central Florida.
Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris says a 58-year-old Orlando woman in 3 feet of water suffered a small puncture wound to her left ankle Sunday afternoon. The woman drove herself to a hospital.
Marris says an 8-year-old Deltona girl was bitten a couple hours later while she was boogie-boarding in shallow water. The girl suffered minor puncture wounds to her calf and hand. Her parents took her to a hospital.
There have been six shark bites in the waters off Volusia County this year. All the bites have been minor.