UPDATE – teen surfer attack at New Smyrna Beach
The 17-year-old surfer’s name is Kevin Spradlin. Kevin was bitten on the leg and said he was paddling back to shore in knee-deep water when he felt a burning sensation on his leg. He needed 43 stitches to close the wound.
He said the attack would not keep him out the water and intended to be back in the surf in two weeks, the time the doctor said it would take for the wound to heal.