Beach Patrol and emergency medical officials responded to the Ponce de Leon Inlet this morning to treat Volusia County’s 18th shark bite of the year.
Capt. Scott Petersohn said he had no details immediately available about the incident other than it occurred near the jetty.
The bite comes less than a week after an unidentified New Smyrna Beach man was bitten on the left foot while swimming south of the 27th Avenue beach approach Sunday afternoon.
The 20-year-old surfer was treated at the scene and then taken to Bert Fish Medical Center by friends.
Source: Daytona Beach NewsJournal Online
The Fear Beneath is officially calling out the Volusia County government – protect your citizens!!!
This is the THIRD shark attack in New Smyrna Beach in the last TWO WEEKS! Is the local government doing anything to address this urgent public safety matter? How many attacks is too many? Will it take the loss of human life to enact any security measures?
Volusia County Shark Attack #16 (2008)