Sharks bite 2 central Florida surfers this weekend

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WESH) — Two more surfers suffered shark bites in New Smyrna Beach this weekend.

Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. Andrew Ethridge said a 21-year-old man from Longwood was bitten on the top of his foot around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near the jetty.

The injury, fortunately, was minor, and the man drove himself to a hospital.

Saturday around 5:30 p.m., a 32-year-old surfer from Port Orange was paddling on his surfboard near the Flagler Ave. beach approach when a shark bit him on his side. His injury was also minor. He declined an ambulance ride to a medical facility.

Capt. Etheridge said these are the 13th and 14th shark bites for the year in Volusia County.

The names of the injured surfers were not available Sunday.


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