The man was bit in his upper torso and shoulder, reports the Palm Beach Post.
The bite was so deep it went through his wet suit and was embedded into his skin. It had to be peeled off.
A witness, Peter Pinello, said three people were aboard the boat that was carrying the victim. The boat docked next to his business, Jupiter Boat Rentals.
“There was a lot of blood on the boat. He was bleeding quite a bit. It looks like a shark had gotten him (in the torso). You could see his wet suit was embedded in it, and it looked like it took a good chunk of it out,” Pinello said.
Battalion Chief John Vanek said the victim also suffered a minor bite to the head and was conscious and talking when he was flown by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment.
“He had injuries sustained to the trunk of his body, so he’s a trauma alert by our standards,” Vanek said.
Crews rushed him to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he reportedly was sitting up and conscious.
They do not know what type of shark bit the man.
This is the second reported shark bite in Florida this year.