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Woman bitten by shark twice while boogie boarding at New Smyrna Beach

Both bites were non-life threatening, officials said

Sharks spotted close to shore as Miami-Dade beaches reopen
Sharks spotted close to shore as Miami-Dade beaches reopen

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A woman at New Smyrna Beach was bitten by a shark Thursday.

According to officials, a 50-year-old woman from Miami was boogie boarding when a shark bit her left leg.

“She kicked at the shark and received a second bite on her ankle,” Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue said.

Officials were unable to find the shark after the encounter.

“Both bites were non-life threatening and she was not transported to the hospital,” VCBSOR added.


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