INJURED – New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida, US – 20 November 2005 – surfer attacked

A 17-year-old surfer (name withheld by media) was bitten on his right thigh while coming ashore with his surfboard near the south jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, US.

Beach Patrol Captain Scott Petersohn told media: “There were four to five minor lacerations on both sides of the leg.”

The surfer told beach patrol officers he never saw the shark.

He was taken to Bert Fish Medical Center and was expected to make a full recovery.

This is the third attack in five weeks at the same beach. A surfer was attacked on 12 November and swimmer was attacked on 15 October.

Daytona Beach News Journal

Local6 News

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