INJURED – 23 July 2005, Ormond Beach, Florida, US – surfer attacked

Robert Thompson, a 61-year-old surfer was bitten on the foot by a shark while paddling 20 metres from shore at Ormond Beach. The cuts were minor and the surfer didn’t need stitches.

Thompson told reporters his foot probably wasn’t appetising because the shark let him go.

A beach patrol spokesman said based on the cuts on Thompson’s foot, the shark was likely a spinner or black tip shark. He said these are less aggressive and often found along the Volusia County coast.


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