10-year-old girl bitten by shark off Jacksonville Beach

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Posted: Aug 21, 2015 8:59 AM

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shark bit a 10-year-old girl on her leg near the south end of Jacksonville Beach.

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department says that the girl was bitten below her knee Wednesday afternoon and that her injuries were not life-threatening.

The girl was in about two feet of water, and the shark was estimated to be about three feet long.

It was the second shark bite this summer at Jacksonville Beach. The first was June 26 when a woman was bit while swimming.

On July 19, authorities sounded a warning when a helicopter spotted two large sharks near the beach.