STUART, FL (WFLX) - Cole Taschman, a 16-year-old student at Jensen Beach High School, was bitten by a shark over the weekend.

He was surfing the "Stuart Rocks" break in Martin County Sunday around 2 p.m. when the shark came up and bit his right hand. 

The teenager was taken to Martin Memorial Medical Center North by ambulance where he received 12 stitches to repair the damage. He was released a short time later.

The Jensen Beach High Junior surfs for Ohana surf shop and will return to school Monday with quite a tale to tell his friends.

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