Shark bites surfer
Reported by: WPTV staff
Last Update: 3:28 pm
(WPTV Staff) A shark took a bite out of a surfer at New Smyrna Beach today.
18-year-old Joey Giangrasso was in waist-deep water near the south jetty when the shark approached.
This was the fourth reported shark attack in Volusia County this year and might be the most serious.
Doctors say the shark just missed a main artery and took a huge chunk out of the top and side of Giangrasso's foot.
He was taken to Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach. He is sedated and might need surgery.
However, his mom says, even this close call won't keep her surfer son from the water.
All the shark bites this year in Volusia County have happened in the same area.
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