Shark Bites Teen's Thigh In Central Fla. Waters
POSTED: 11:16 pm EST November 20, 2005
UPDATED: 11:50 pm EST November 20, 2005
A teen surfer was bitten on his upper right thigh by a shark Sunday as he headed to shore at New Smyrna Beach, Fla., according to Local 6 News.
Officials said the shark tore into the 17-year-old's leg in just a few feet of water at about 2:30 p.m.
The teen, who is from Winter Springs, apparently never saw the shark before or after the attack.
Lifeguards took the teen to the Beachway Avenue ramp and he was then transported to Bert Fish Medical Center. He is expected to recover from the attack.
It is the third shark attack in a month at the same beach, Local 6 News has learned.
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