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Tourist reports possible shark bite in Daytona Beach Shores

Victim didn’t require hospitalization

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A tourist was possibly bitten by a shark Wednesday in Daytona Beach Shores, marking the third such incident in a two-day period.

The victim, 48-year-old Eric Bowman, said he was swimming in waist-deep water at about 3:20 p.m. when he felt something bite his left foot then let go immediately after, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

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The North Carolina man was treated on scene for minor cuts and punctures to his foot and refused to be transported to a hospital.

He said he didn’t see the creature that bit him.

On Tuesday, a 25-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark on his arm in Melbourne Beach.

A few hours later, a shark bit a 15-year-old surfer on his hand in Ponce Inlet.

The man required hospitalization while the teen did not.


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