updated 7/28/2005 6:50:05 AM ET 2005-07-28T10:50:05

A 13-year-old girl was bitten on the hand by a shark as she waded in shallow water in the Atlantic Ocean, authorities said.

Nichole Carlos of Jupiter suffered a cut on the back of her left hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency workers said. She was attacked while wading in waist-deep water Wednesday evening.

The teenager was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where she was in stable condition early Thursday, hospital officials said. Authorities said she had lost some blood.

No one else saw the shark, and it was not known what type of shark bit the girl, Petersohn said.

The incident marked the second confirmed shark bite off a beach in this county on Florida’s east coast in less than a week. On Saturday, a 61-year-old surfer suffered minor injuries when he was bitten on his right foot while paddling about 20 yards from shore.

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