By CBSMiami.com Team

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Lifeguards at a popular South Florida beach park are urging people to be extra vigilant after a man was bitten by a shark on Sunday.

Witnesses said the man was bitten on his lower left leg while in the water at Jensen Beach Park. He was taken to a nearby hospital, there was no word on the extent of the injuries.

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The park closed shortly after the shark bite, but later reopened.

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Area lifeguards said they’ve seen an uptick in shark attacks recently.

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This is the sixth shark attack on the Treasure Coast so far this year.

CBSMiami.com Team