Jacob Shoup Shark Attack at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA 20 year old surfer makes 17 bites in Volusia County in 2008 - tag
Volusia Co. Sees 17th Shark Bite
POSTED: 4:11 pm EDT August 25, 2008
UPDATED: 4:38 pm EDT August 25, 2008
It's only August, and already, Volusia County has recorded the same number of shark bites this year as all of last year.
A 20-year-old surfer became the 17th bite victim Sunday afternoon when a shark chomped down on his foot.
The bite needed a few stitches, but otherwise, the victim is OK.
It happened in murky water off New Smyrna Beach well south of the inlet where most shark bites occur.