Man bitten by shark while fishing in Volusia County

Incident marks first shark bite of 2022 in county

New Smyrna Beach.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A fisherman was bitten by a shark Wednesday in Volusia County, officials said.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m., north of New Smyrna Beach.

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Volusia County Beach Safety said the 21-year-old New Jersey man was fishing in waist-deep water when he was bitten by a black-tip shark.

The man was not seriously injured, according to beach officials.

It’s the first confirmed shark bite of the year in Volusia County.

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