Two people bitten by sharks off Florida east coast

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Two people swimming off the coast of Florida were bitten by sharks on Monday.

Both were swimming in the area of South Melbourne Beach in Brevard County.

A 21-year-old woman was bitten on the hand first. She refused medical treatment.

Hours later, a 10-year-old girl was bitten on her leg. The girl was airlifted to the hospital to get her 6-inch wound treated.

Both are expected to be okay.

The beaches were temporarily closed after both incidents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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