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

A Florida man was using a drone to snap pictures of his children at New Smyrna Beach last month, when he noticed a shadow in the water heading in their direction. He yelled 'Shark,' got them out of the water and later verified it really was a shark.

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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