Shark chomps on ankle of Volusia teen
A shark bit a local boy Friday evening in New Smyrna Beach, officials said.
The 13-year-old was in thigh-deep water at the Beachway Avenue approach and was bitten one time shortly after 6 p.m., Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn said.
"He never saw what bit him," Petersohn said.
The teenager, whose name was not released, had two 3-inch cuts on his right ankle, Petersohn said, from two teeth, not two bites, he said.
He was able to walk out of the ocean and reported the bite to the toll-taker, who notified the Beach Patrol. The boy's mother drove him to Bert Fish Medical Center.
This is the second shark bite of the year, Petersohn said. The first happened in February.
"Most of these happen by the south jetty," Petersohn said. "Beachway is not too far from there."
The boy's condition was not available Friday night.
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