Shark bites 13-year-old girl off New Smyrna Beach

Parents take girl to nearby hospital

File photo.
File photo.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark Thursday afternoon in the waters off New Smyrna Beach, officials said.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. just south of the jetty.

According to Volusia County Beach Patrol, the girl, who's from Melbourne, was in the water when a shark bit her heel. 

The girl suffered a laceration and was taken to a hospital by her parents.

No other details were immediately known.

Four days ago, two men were bitten by sharks off New Smyrna Beach.

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