INJURED – 15 September 2011 – New Smyrna Beach, Florida, US – surfer bitten
Daniel Jorgensen, 25, suffered a minor wound to his arm from a shark bite while surfing off New Smyrna Beach, Florida, US, at around 11am on Friday, 15 September 2011.
Brief media reports says Jorgensen had a three-inch deep cut to his arm and that he refused transport to the hospital.
A witness who was surfing 10 feet away from Jorgensen when the attack happened, was quoted as saying:
“I saw the swirl, the shark swirled real hard, probably about five feet from me when I was duck diving (through a wave). I looked over and there was mullet jumping all over this guy and then the whole (expletive) shark came out of the water.
“It was a big shark. More than likely (a bull). I’ve never seen a black tip or anything get that big.”
Other surfers had reported a bull shark swimming on that sandbar in the past few days before the attack.
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