Shark bites both legs of swimmer off popular Florida nude beach

A man swimming off a popular clothing-optional beach in Florida on Sunday was bitten on both legs by a bull shark.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the unidentified man was swimming in the afternoon off Haulover Beach when he was attacked, according to WPLG-TV. Haulover Beach is 9 miles north of Miami Beach.

Miami-Dade Fire Fescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards said they became aware of a shark in the water and immediately alerted beachgoers to get out of the water. Officials said the shark was 4-to-5 feet long.

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The man, who was able to get out of the water and get aid from lifeguards, was taken to Aventura Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The American Association for Nude Recreation describes the clothing-optional portion of Haulover Beach beach as "one of the greatest success stories in North American nudism” that "attracts thousands of nudists on warm afternoons."

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Officials said the shark attack is the first reported at Haulover Beach.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.