Shark bites child off Florida beach

A child suffered leg injuries from a shark bite Sunday in the waters off a Martin County Beach, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

The child was flown to an area hospital, officials said in a tweet.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon at Bathtub Beach in Stuart. Police said the beach would be closed Sunday following the bite.

It was not clear how old the child was or the extent of the child’s injuries.

Martin County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief Dan Harshburger told the Palm Beach Post that the case was treated as a “pediatric trauma alert.”