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NSB: Surfer Bitten By Shark

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New Smyrna Beach, FL –Â A surfer has been bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach.

It occurred by the 27th Ave beach approach when the 14-year-old surfer from Ohio was reportedly bitten on the foot while wading in chest deep water.

According to Tammy Malphurs – Captain with Volusia County Beach Safety – the teen received minor lacerations on his foot and was not immediately hospitalized.

The shark was not seen by other beach goers.

This is the third shark bite reported by Beach Safety so far this year.

However, this isn’t the only danger at beaches in Volusia County this week.

Malphurs also told us that so far today Beach Safety has rescued 60 people from rip currents.

Rip current conditions lately have been keeping beaches constantly at red flag levels marking the dangerous conditions in the surf.

Beach Safety has pulled a total of 128 people from the surf since Sunday.

Volusia County Beach Safety would like to remind those planning on going to the beaches to swim near a lifeguard and be mindful of conditions by monitoring the warning flags.

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Source:: News Daytona Beach