14-year-old bitten by shark near New Smyrna Beach Jetty

Teen not seriously injured


VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon near the New Smyrna Beach Jetty.

Volusia County Beach Safety officials said the teen was floating on a surfboard when the shark bit his left leg.

The teen's bite was approximately 4 inches in diameter, officials said.  He was not seriously injured.

The red flag was being flown at Volusia County beaches as the waters had a moderate current and 2 to 4-foot surf. Parts of the beach were closed during a high tide around 2:15 p.m.

Officials said there were two additional water rescues.