Shark bites 14-year-old boy in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A shark bite was reported Wednesday in the shark bite capital of the world.

A 14-year-old boy from Edgewater suffered minor lacerations to his right foot after a shark bit him while the teen surfed around the jetty in New Smyrna Beach.

Beach safety officers said the injuries were minor and the teen was not transported to the hospital but was going to seek treatment on his own.

Wednesday’s incident was the fifth shark bite in Volusia County in 2014. Officials said all bites reported in the same area.

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