INJURED – New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA – 12 November 2005 – surfer attacked
An 18-year-old surfer was bitten on the right foot by a shark while he sat on his board with his feet dangling in about eight-feet of water. He was surfing near the New Smyrna Beach jetty in Volusia County, Florida, USA. The teen’s name was not released to the media.
The teen suffered puncture wounds to his right foot and was taken by ambulance to hospital reportedly in a stable condition.
The species and size of shark was not known. A beach patrol official told media the attack was most likely a case of mistaken identity.