• 3 people bitten by sharks in 2 days at New Smyrna Beach, officials say

    By: Katlyn Brieskorn


    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Three people were bitten by sharks in two days in the waters of New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County Beach Safety said.

    Capt. Mike Berard said just before 3 p.m. Sunday, a 68-year-old man from Nashville, Tennessee, was bitten by a shark on his right foot.

    The man said he was standing knee-deep in the water when a shark came up and bit him on his right foot. According to a report by Volusia County Beach Safety, the man kicked the 4-foot shark with his left foot and it swam away.

    Berard said the man suffered minor lacerations and was bandaged by officials. He refused transport to a hospital.

    On Saturday afternoon, two surfers were bitten by a shark.

    Berard said a 20-year-old female surfer was the first victim. She was bitten by a shark on her left hand and wrist.

    She was transported to Halifax Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Berard said. 

    Moments later, a 21-year-old male surfer from Crystal Beach walked up to the units on the scene and showed them a shark bite to his right foot.

    Berard said he was treated on the scene with bandages and refused transport. 

    No other details have been made available.

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