Man bitten on leg by shark while boogie boarding along New Smyrna Beach

Florida town reopens beaches after 2 apparent shark attacks
Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 08:14:58-04

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shark bit a man from Arizona who was boogie boarding off a beach on Florida's Atlantic coast.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Andrew Ethridge tells news outlets the 49-year-old man had lacerations on his right thigh from his Saturday afternoon shark encounter. He was treated by paramedics and drove himself to a hospital for additional treatment.

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Lifeguards at New Smyrna Beach didn't see the shark after the attack.

No additional details were available.