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23 SHARK ATTACKS IN ONE YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Volusia County Breaks Record for Shark Attacks in One Year

BREAKING NEWS With shark attack number 23 on an unidentified surfer Sunday, Volusia County has set the record for the most shark attacks in one year, breaking the previous record of 22 bites in the year 2001 (for which Volusia County was given the dubious distinction of being the Shark Attack Capital of the World.) The (currently) unidentified man was surfing just south of the jetty about mid-day when he sensed something biting his foot, stated Captain Scott Petersohn, the … [Read more...]

Volusia County: 22 Shark Attacks In ONE YEAR!

Everyone is reporting the same AP-style blurb, so here goes: ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA In Volusia County, a tourist from Tennessee has become the 22nd shark bite victim of 2008 -- tying the previous county record set in 2001. The Volusia Beach patrol says it looked like a 2- or 3-foot juvenile shark bit the unidentified man, 32, Sunday just before noon. The man was swimming in waist deep water off Ocean Shore Boulevard in Ormond-by-the-Sea. The bite just cut the skin. The majority of the … [Read more...]