Shark Bite Makes 7 In Volusia Co. In '08
POSTED: 12:25 pm EDT April 20, 2008
UPDATED: 12:38 pm EDT April 20, 2008
A teenage girl was the seventh shark bite victim in Volusia County.
Beach patrol said a 14-year-old girl was bitten below the knee Sunday morning by a shark while surfing at the north end of New Smyrna Beach near Ponce Inlet.
She was treated on the scene by rescue personnel and then taken to Fish Memorial by her father. Her wound was severe enough to require stitches.
The victim said due to poor water visibility she didn’t see the shark until she was bitten while in knee deep water.
Towers at the beach are flying the purple and yellow “marine life present” flags.