A possible shark attack was reported Sunday off a Southern California beach, Fox 11 reported. 

Lifeguards were patrolling the area off Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach, Calif. when a female swimmer was spotted "in distress" with bite marks on her arms and upper torso area, authorities told Fox 11. 

Officials said the woman was transported to the hospital and was speaking to responders.

Fox 11 reported a stretch of beach was closed to swimmers as a result of the incident. 

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