Shark bites 11-year-old boy at Florida beach
An 11-year-old boy suffered a shark bite late Thursday afternoon in New Smyrna Beach, officials said.
Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Tamra Malphurs said the incident was reported around 5:05 p.m. at 4600 S. Atlantic Avenue.
The bite initially came in as a trauma call and when an Ocean Rescue officer got to the scene, he reported it as shark bite, Malphurs said.
The victim was an 11-year-old boy from Lake Wales, Malphurs said.
The juvenile was standing in waist-deep water and did not see the shark that bit him in the right foot, Malphurs said.
The boy was not transported by ambulance but left with his aunt in their vehicle, Malphurs said.
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