10/15/2005 Unknown Male (Florida)

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10/15/2005 Unknown Male (Florida)

Postby sharkbait » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:55 pm

Shark bites boy at C. Fla. beach

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PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Officials said a shark bit a 15-year-old boy as he waded into the water to go surfing south of Daytona Beach, according to FLORIDA TODAY news partner WKMG Local 6.

The boy suffered minor cuts to the top and bottom of his left foot Saturday in the waters near the Ponce Inlet jetty.

Officials said the boy stepped on a two- to three-foot shark in about two feet of water.

An ambulance transported the boy to Halifax Medical Center in stable condition. His name wasn't released.
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Postby sharkbait » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:57 pm

Teen suffers shark bite on foot

Posted October 30, 2005

VOLUSIA COUNTY -- A 15-year-old boy received minor injuries from a shark bite Saturday at Ponce Inlet Jetty.

The boy, whose name was not released, was wading in about 2 feet of murky water when he either stepped on or put his foot in the mouth of a small shark, said Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn.

The 2- to 3-foot shark clamped down but then swam away.

Bystanders, including a nurse, treated the boy for cuts and punctures to the foot. He was taken by EVAC Ambulance to Halifax Medical Center for stitches.

April Hunt, Gary Taylor, Susan Jacobson, Martin E. Comas, Amy L. Edwards, Willoughby Mariano and Jason Garcia of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

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Postby sharkbait » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:17 pm

Shark bites teen after he steps on it

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A shark bit a 15-year-old boy as he waded into the water to go surfing near the Ponce Inlet jetty Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

The boy suffered minor cuts to the top and bottom of his left foot, said Scott Petersohn, spokesman for the Volusia County Beach Patrol. The teen´s name was not available.

Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, halfway between the jetty and the Beach Street approach, the boy stepped on a 2- to 3-foot shark in about two feet of water, Petersohn said.

An EVAC ambulance transported the boy to Halifax Medical Center in stable condition, said Mark O´Keefe, spokesman for EVAC.

There is no reason to think that a significant number of sharks are feeding in the area Petersohn said, because the ocean has been turbulent and murky, making it difficult for sharks to swim near shore.

Still, "they´re always out there," he said, "near the jetty."

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