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06/24/2007 Justin Lewis (Florida)

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:21 pm
by sharkbait
Man Bitten By Shark In New Smyrna Beach

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 8:55:14 AM

A 20-year-old man is recovering after being bit by a shark off the coast of New Smyrna Beach.

Justin Lewis was surfing Sunday after 5:30 p.m. near the south jetty when the shark bit his right hand, leaving 6 to 8 puncture wounds..

Lewis told Volusia County Beach Patrol the shark was about 4 feet long.

Lewis was treated at a hospital and is expected to be OK. ... beach.html

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:40 pm
by sharkbait
Shark Attacks Surfer Off New Smyrna Beach

Mon Jun 25, 3:30 PM ET

A surfer was bitten by a shark in Volusia County over the weekend but is OK, according to officials.

The 20-year-old man was surfing near the jetty off 29th Street and South Atlantic Avenue on Sunday at about 5 p.m. when he was bitten on the hand.

The man was not seriously injured and drove himself to the hospital.

New Smyrna Beach is the shark attack capital of the world, according to George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File housed at UF's Florida Museum of Natural History. The incident is the third attack of 2007, Local 6 News reported.

In 2006, 193 people were attacked by sharks in Volusia County.

June is considered an above-average month for shark attacks in the area.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.