A 10-year-old girl was bitten by a shark in waist-deep water off New Smyrna Beach.
The girl suffered minor injuries to her right ankle ( 6 to 8 puncture wounds ).
Shark Bites Girl, 10, At New Smyrna Beach
Beach Patrol Captain Urges Parents To Watch Children
POSTED: 12:27 pm EDT May 1, 2010
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 10-year-old girl was bit by a shark in New Smyrna Beach Saturday morning.
Volusia Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn said the girl was bit in waist-deep water just north of 27th Avenue.
The girl, from Orlando, was bitten on her right ankle. Petersohn said the bite was minor, with about six to eight puncture wounds that he said were characteristic of shark bites. He said the girl didn't see what bit her.
She was taken to a doctor to see about additional treatment.
Petersohn said the water was choppy and murky, which is normal this time of year.
"We urge parents to watch their children," Petersohn said. "We also warn people that it's illegal to lay on the beach between parked cars, because of the danger of being run over."