Swim At Your Own Risk: Jumping On The Shark Bite Bandwagon

Monday, July 25, 2005

Jumping On The Shark Bite Bandwagon

A 25-year-old surfer may or may not be Volusia County's second shark-bite victim of 2005. He was surfing at New Smyrna Beach about a quarter mile south of Ponce de Leon Inlet Friday morning when he stepped off his surfboard and was forcefully bumped.

He said it almost knocked him over. Almost simultaneously, he said he felt a bite on his left ankle and then he stepped on the creature. He said he never saw the shark.

He left the beach in his own car and went to Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach where a doctor sutured the wound. The doctor said the cut didn't have the typical characteristics of a shark bite.

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