INJURED – New Smyrna Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida, US – 27 November 2005 – surfer attacked

An unidentified 23-year-old man was bitten on his right hand by a shark after he fell off his surfboard while surfing about 100 metres south of the south jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida, US. The attack took place at about 2pm local time on Sunday 27 November.

The man did not see the shark and as such was unable to identify the species or say how big it was.

He was treated at Halifax Medical Center at Daytona Beach for cuts and possible tendon damage to his hand.

This is the fourth shark attack at New Smyrna Beach in six weeks. The others occurred on:

20 November
12 November
15 October

Sources: Daytona Beach News Journal

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