MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. -

Brevard County Fire officials said a man was bitten on the hand by a shark around 10 a.m. Sunday while surfing at Melbourne Beach.

Officials said the 50-year-old man had gone surfing in the water when he was bitten on the left hand.

Officials said he was profusely bleeding when he came out of the water and walked to the Brevard County fire station at 7400 South A1A in Melbourne Beach.

Officials said the man suffered severe lacerations to his hand and he was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment.