Shark chomps surfer’s foot in New Smyrna Beach marking 4th bite of the year


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A 22-year-old surfer was bit by a shark in New Smyrna Beach Friday afternoon, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.

The Sanford woman was on her surfboard in chest deep water around 5 p.m. when a shark chomped on her foot, according to Capt. Tamra Malphurs. She did not see the shark.

The bite marks the fourth in Volusia County this year, Malphurs said.

The victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening.