- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a surfer was bitten by a shark off a central Florida beach.

Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officials say the 25-year-old Orlando man was surfing Tuesday morning off New Smyrna Beach. He was bitten near a jetty, a place popular for surfing and shark bites.

Officials say the surfer suffered a minor cut to the foot and did not go to the hospital.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (https://goo.gl/fXfZ70 ) reports that it was the third shark bite reported in Volusia County this year.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com


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