Shark bites another Florida surfer

Nipped on the ankle

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a shark bit a surfer in central Florida.

Volusia County Beach Patrol reports that a shark got 19-year-old Daniel True on the ankle Friday morning, south of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that True had been wading in about 4 feet of water.

Officials say True made it back to shore and received medical attention. He then drove himself to the hospital.

Authorities say a 19-year-old surfer was bitten by shark at Crescent Beach earlier in the week.

Shane Lancaster told the St. Augustine Record he felt something bump into his leg while surfing Wednesday morning at the north Florida beach. When he emerged from the water, his left leg was covered in blood.

St. Johns County Marine Rescue officials cleaned and bandaged the wounds.

Lancaster told the newspaper the shark left 22 teeth marks on the bottom of his leg and six on top. Lancaster says the wounds required stitches.


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