Published: Aug 02, 2010 8:09 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2010 5:09 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was likely bitten on the arm by a shark while swimming off of north Florida's coast.

Authorities say the woman, who has not been identified, was swimming in the ocean south of Ponte Vedra Beach Monday morning when she saw something come out of the water. She put her up and was bitten.

Authorities say rescue officials believe the woman was bitten by a shark, but that has not been confirmed.

She was taken to a hospital in stable condition.