An 18-year-old is recovering after being bitten by a shark in Volusia County.
Lifeguards say the teen was chasing a ball in about two feet of water when the shark latched onto his leg.
It happened within a half mile of the south jetty in New Smyrna Beach.
This is the 10th bite of the year in Volusia County.
"The inland jetty area, New Smyrna Beach sometimes has slightly more occurrence with sharks interacting with swimmers than the other parts of the beach, especially if there are bait pods cruising the area. We want people to refrain from swimming or swimming right in front of a lifeguard," said Captain Jack Driskell, Beach Patrol.
The teen is expected to be ok. Lifeguards say the shark likely mistook his foot as bait fish because the surf has been rough.
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