A 18-year-old who was surfing close to the wharf was nibbled on the hand Monday evening, said Capt. Tamra Malphurs of the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.
Malphurs said the assault denoted the 6th nibble this year in Volusia County – known as “the shark assault capital of the world,” as indicated by National Geographic’s
Malpurs disclosed to ABC News on Monday that the assault happened at around 1:30 p.m. also, that the youngster had experienced cuts on the hand one strike. She said he was treated on the scene however would not be moved by emergency vehicle.
On Saturday, William Angell, 49, of Arizona, was chomped in the correct thigh around 4:30 p.m. by a shark while boogie-boarding at New Smyrna Beach. He was treated on the scene, as per Volusia County authorities.
Around 100 miles away that equivalent day, proficient surfer Frank O’Rourke, 23, went head to head with a shark at Florida’s Jacksonville Beach.
Surfline.com caught the minute as O’Rourke attempted to remain over the water’s surface as what was accepted to be a dark tip shark hooked onto his arm.
O’Rourke was later observed darting over the shoreline for assistance, as yet gripping his board.
“I felt something bounce out of the water and lock onto my arm by my elbow,” he disclosed to Jacksonville ABC member WJXX-TV. “It just took hold of me and whipped in the water and swam away.”
As per the National Geographic’s International Shark Attack File, it’s assessed that any individual who has swam in New Smyrna Beach has been inside 10 feet of a shark. What’s more, up until this point, there have been in any event 24 unjustifiable shark assaults detailed in the U.S.
Each of the three unfortunate casualties were relied upon to be OK, authorities said.