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A teen was bitten twice on the leg by a shark Sunday morning while surfing off Atlantic Beach, officials said.

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The 14-year-old boy was bitten twice on his right leg below the knee at around 10:47 a.m., Fire Chief Adam Snyder told WITN.

The teen, who has not been identified, was able to swim back to shore. He was taken to a hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, WITN reported.