Woman bitten by shark off New Smyrna Beach

Incident marks 7th shark bite of year

New Smyrna Beach (File)

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A 27-year-old woman was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon along New Smyrna Beach, according to the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.

The 27-year-old woman was wading in waist-deep water around 2:30 p.m. when she was bitten, according to officials.

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According to the shark bite report, Moultrie suffered injuries on the right side of her body near her foot. The woman’s injuries were non-life-threatening, and she was taken to a hospital, officials said.

Officials said that it is the seventh shark bite of the year in Volusia County.

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