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Surfer suffers first shark bite of the year off New Smyrna
Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:51 p.m.
DeBary surfer suffers first shark bite of the year
A 21-year-old surfer from DeBary suffered the first shark bite of the season, Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris said Sunday.
The surfer, whose name was not available, was bitten about 1:30 p.m. Saturday as he caught waves off New Smyrna Beach near the south jetty, Marris said.
“He suffered a minor laceration to the hand,” she said. “I think this is our first shark bite of the year.”
Volusia and Brevard counties shared the dubious distinction for most shark bites in 2012 with eight apiece, according to George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.
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