Volusia County

Surfer bit by shark in New Smyrna Beach

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — An Altamonte Springs man became the second shark bite victim of the year in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday.

Volusia County Beach Safety officials said just after 3 p.m. the 20-year-old man was surfing in about 7 feet of water when he was bit by what was presumed to be a shark.


Officials said the shark was not seen.

The man’s injuries were non-life-threatening and he was not sent to the hospital by ambulance.

READ: First shark bite of the year reported in Volusia County

Earlier in the week, officials said a 21-year-old New Jersey man was fishing at around 3:30 p.m. in waist-deep water at New Smyrna Beach when he was bit by a 5-or 6-foot black tip shark, making him the first shark bite victim of the year.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.