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08/16/2019 - Margaret Crum 9 yr. old - Florida

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:03 pm
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(NEW YORK) — A 9-year-old girl was bitten in an apparent shark attack at a Florida beach on Friday, officials said.

Her injuries are not considered serious and she’s expected to recover, according to a shark incident report released by Volusia County.

Just before 11 a.m, the girl was wading in about knee-deep water at New Smyrna Beach when she felt a bite to her right leg, the incident report said.

Volusia County’s ocean rescue team treated her on the beach but EMS was not called, the incident report said.


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year.

The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading through the water at the beach, located on Florida's central Atlantic coast.
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Capt. Tammy Malphurs of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says the girl's injuries weren't serious.

Experts say factors contributing to shark bites are large numbers of people in the water and ocean currents bringing bait fish closer to shore.