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Shark bites Sarasota man in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida. – A 26-year-old Sarasota man was bitten by a shark Friday in New Smyrna Beach, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

It happened shortly before 4:15 p.m. when the man was walking on a tube in about 5 feet of water in the area of ​​the 4300 block of South Atlantic Avenue, Volusia County Beach Safety said in a statement.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his left foot and received initial treatment at the scene before being transported to a hospital for further care, the statement said.

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It is the second shark bite reported in the New Smyrna Beach area in as many days.

A 21-year-old Ohio man was hospitalized Thursday for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after he was bitten by a shark near Flagler Avenue while playing soccer in knee-deep water, authorities said.


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