Man bitten in face by shark while surfing off New Smyrna Beach

Victim bitten above right cheek

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A man was bitten in the face by a shark while surfing off New Smyrna Beach, according to Volusia Beach Safety officials.

Officials said the man was attacked around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday near the jetty in north NSB.

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The victim, a 38-year-old South Carolina man, was jumping off a wave when he was bitten above his right cheek, officials said. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The incident marks the seventh shark bite of the year.

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