23-year-old man bitten by shark off New Smyrna Beach

Victim was in chest-deep water, officials say

New Smyrna beaches reach capacity

A 23-year-old Orlando man was bitten on the foot by a shark Sunday off New Smyrna Beach, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

Authorities said the man was standing in chest-deep water when he was bitten on the foot.

Officials said the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but he was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

Volusia County Beach Safety said it flew the red and purple flag Sunday. The purple flag was flown because of jellyfish spotted close to shore.