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08/24/2008 Jacob Shoup ( Florida )

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:26 pm
by sharkbait
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.

Re: 08/24/2008 Jacob Shoup ( Florida )

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:33 pm
by sharkbait
Surfer bitten by shark near 27th St. in New Smyrna

Staff Report

An unidentified New Smyrna Beach man swimming out to catch a wave was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The bite brings this year's shark bite count to 17, said Capt. Scott Petersohn, Volusia County Beach Patrol spokesman.

The 20-year-old surfer was towing his surfboard about 3 p.m. when the shark bit his left foot, Petersohn said.

He suffered four lacerations to his foot and instep and was treated on the scene just south of the 27th Street beach approach. Friends later took him to Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Petersohn said.

"The wound wasn't life- or limb-threatening," Petersohn said. "We get a lot worse injuries of people falling on the (Daytona Beach) pier." ... 082508.htm