04/14/2013 - Joshua White - Florida

Recent Shark Attacks in 2013 and 2013 Shark Attacks and Related Incidents
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04/14/2013 - Joshua White - Florida

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Surfer suffers first shark bite of the year off New Smyrna

DeBary surfer suffers first shark bite of the year

A 21-year-old surfer from DeBary suffered the first shark bite of the season, Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris said Sunday.

The surfer, whose name was not available, was bitten about 1:30 p.m. Saturday as he caught waves off New Smyrna Beach near the south jetty, Marris said.

"He suffered a minor laceration to the hand," she said. "I think this is our first shark bite of the year."

Volusia and Brevard counties shared the dubious distinction for most shark bites in 2012 with eight apiece, according to George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.

The bites off Volusia beaches are usually minor, and usually happen to surfers near Ponce de Inlet, Marris said in February when the 2012 results were released.

"That's where there are a lot of baitfish and a lot of surfers."
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