DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A woman sitting on a paddleboard off New Smyrna Beach on Friday was bitten on the foot by what was believed to be a shark.
The 64-year-old woman suffered lacerations to her foot and was taken to a hospital, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Tammy Malphurs.READ MORE: 3 Rushed To Area Hospitals Following Shooting At Aventura Mall
It marks the first shark bite of the year in Volusia County, officials said.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Faces Rape Charges In Palm Beach County
Malphurs said the woman did not see what bit her but it was “presumed” to be a shark. She was in 8- to 10-foot deep water at the time, authorities said.
“On average we have about eight to 10 shark bites a year and they are all non-life-threatening,” Malphurs said.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 3,977 New Cases, 66 Additional Deaths Reported Saturday
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