Florida surfer attacked by shark off New Smyrna Beach
A 28-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark while catching waves off New Smyrna Beach in Florida on Sunday.
Volusia County Beach Safety reported that the victim, whose name was not released, was surfing next to the New Smyrna Beach jetty when he fell off his board into the water and a shark was allegedly chewing on his left foot, according to Click Orlando.com.
Officials said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and he is expected to recover.
It wasn’t immediately known what type of shark was responsible for this latest attack — the third in Volusia County this year.
The previous two shark attacks occurred just days apart in early March, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
In the first reported incident in 2022, a 21-year-old visitor from New Jersey was bitten in the left knee and calf by a 5- to 6-foot blacktip shark while fishing in New Smyrna Beach on March 9.
Four days later, a 20-year-old surfer was bitten in the right foot, also in New Smyrna Beach. In both incidents, the injuries were minor and did not require hospitalization.
The latest shark attack in New Smyrna Beach comes just days after 15-year-old Addison Bethea was seriously injured after being bitten by a 9-foot shark while scalloping with her family 200 miles away in Keaton Beach, Fla was.
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