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08/03/2019 - Emily Comfort - Florida

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:03 pm
by alb
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a third person was bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach Sunday after two people were bitten Saturday, WFTV reports.

A 68-year-old man from Nashville had his right foot bitten just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Capt. Mike Berard said.

The man said the shark bit him when he was standing in knee-deep water.

He refused to be taken to a hospital after sustaining minor lacerations from the bite that were bandaged by officials, Berard said.
Emily Comfort, 20, was surfing when a shark grabbed her left wrist and hand around 3:30 p.m A shark also bit a 23-year-old woman on the left hand and wrist, causing her to get stitches Saturday, authorities said.
Shortly after the first bite, a 21-year-old man was bitten on his right foot.

Neither bite was life-threatening.

It is unknown what type of shark or sharks bit the two people.