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.