Man, woman bitten by sharks in separate attacks off Ponce Inlet

Woman was playing in waist-deep water, man was surfing when he was bitten in hand

FILE PHOTO - Shark near Ponce Inlet

PONCE INLET, Fla. – An Apopka woman and a man in his 30s were bitten by a shark Monday in two separate attacks off Ponce Inlet, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

Beach Safety said the 37-year-old woman was playing in waist-deep water when she was bit on the right foot.

Officials said the woman did not see the shark that bit her.

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She was taken to a hospital by Volusia EMS, according to a news release, but officials did not give an update on her injuries.

The man was surfing when he was bitten in the hand. He drove himself to the hospital.

Both victims had non-life-threatening injuries.

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