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When you see the words Unprovoked or Bite associated with Shark Attacks, someone is trying to hide shark dangers you may face should you enter the water. In most cases, the word unprovoked equals the number of incidents shared with the public. Any other type of Shark Attack is kept a secret from the public.

10/05/2003 Rick Eckstein (Florida)

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10/05/2003 Rick Eckstein (Florida)

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Sharks bite 2; surf rescues abound


NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Two surfers suffered minor injuries in separate shark attacks Sunday in New Smyrna Beach, while Volusia County lifeguards made dozens of rescues in rough waters.

The two men who were bitten raised to 17 the number of people who have been attacked by sharks in Volusia County this year, said Capt. Rob Horster of the Volusia County Beach Patrol.

At noon, 50-year-old John Demartino, Edgewater, was sitting on his surfboard near the Crawford Road beach approach when he was bitten on the left foot. Demartino´s wound required stitches, officials said. He was treated at a local hospital after being taken in a private vehicle.

Two hours later near the south jetty, Rick Eckstein, 30, Sanford, was bitten on the left ankle. Eckstein refused medical attention, Horster said.

Lifeguards made dozens of rescues, but there were no serious injuries. Horster said swimmers should ask lifeguards about rip current dangers before heading into the water.

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