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07/23/2020 - Carson Dicks - 11 yr - Florida

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:14 pm
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Florida shark attack 11 year old boy attacked by shark New Smyrna Beach shark attack in Volusia County shark attack

11-Year-Old Florida Boy Bitten in Shark Attack Capital of the World

An 11-year-old boy was bitten by a shark at a Florida beach on Thursday, according to local officials.

The boy from Lake Wales, Florida, who has not been named, was standing in waist-deep water at New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County when the shark bit his foot, beach safety official Capt. Tamra Malphurs said in a statement.

Officials said the shark responsible for the bite was not seen and has not been identified.
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The injuries the boy sustained were not life-threatening and he was not taken to hospital.

Beach safety officials said the shark bite was the third recorded this year in Volusia County, which is often referred to as the "shark bite capital of the world.

New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County see a high number of shark bites every year, particularly during the tourist season.