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04/19/2002 SD (Florida)

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:06 pm
by sharkbait
Shark Bites Boy Off New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An 11-year-old suffered a small shark bite on his left foot while body-boarding in the surf, officials said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was not seriously injured when he was bitten Saturday afternoon and his parents took him to a local hospital for treatment, said Joe Wooden, spokesman for the Volusia County Beach Patrol.

The bite is the second reported in Volusia County this year, Wooden said.

New Smyrna Beach is about 15 miles southeast of Daytona Beach.

Two other people suffered minor shark bites in the past week to the south in Brevard County.

One involved a 12-year-old boy surfing, and the other a 20-year-old man swimming. ... 40431.html