A shark bit a surfer in Florida after the guy jumped , according to authorities, on the fish.
A spokesman from Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue said the 27-year-old man parted off his board on Sunday early evening off the coast of New Smyrna Beach City, south of Daytona Beach.
Captain Tamra Malphurs explained that the service responded to a 911 call of shark bite a cove, after a male “jumped off his surfboard and onto a shark.” The surfer suffered minor injuries cuts and was cared for on the scene.
What kind of shark the man encountered was undetermined. This year’s accident was the 11th off the coast of Volusia County.
New downtown Smyrna beach is west of the Indian River Lagoon, the most eclectic estuary in America. The lagoon is residence to more than 2,300 animals including blacktip bonnetheads, spinners, bulls, and Atlantic sharpnose sharks.
New Smyrna Beach is considered to be the “shark-bite capital of the world.” According to the International Shark Attack Report, 15 unmotivated shark attacks took place in Florida in 2018, with 25% of the state count taking place in Volusia County.
Recently pounced on a shark in the amniotic fluid off New Smyrna Beach in August, another surfer. Donald Walsh, a chiropractor from Mims (in Brevard County, Florida) surfed at about 11:45 a.m. Local news reported on August 27, when he snared air on a wave.
He then fell on a shark which he thought was about 6.5 feet long. The shark bit his hand and leg. Walsh frame at the time: “Took a wave, one thing I never do, I never really try to throw an air but I tried to throw one.
He didn’t land it, instead landed on a shark, and he decided to take a bite out of me. It felt like a freight train hit me and the first thing I could think of was to literally push him away from me and I grabbed my board as soon as it happened and started paddling as quickly as I could.