Published: Aug 18, 2010 4:44 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 1:44 PM EDT

CRESCENT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A boy on a boogie board is being treated for a possible shark bite in northeast Florida.

Sgt. Chuck Mulligan of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says the 10-year-old told his father that he saw a shark in the water off Crescent City just before he was bitten.

Paramedics treated the boy for a superficial wound Wednesday morning. Mulligan says the wound appears to be a shark bite.

The boy's father took him to a hospital in St. Augustine.

Authorities say this is the fourth apparent shark bite along northeast Florida's beaches this summer.