14-year-old tourist bitten by shark in Daytona Beach Shores, officials say

A teenage tourist was bitten by a shark in Daytona Beach Shores on Wednesday afternoon, according to Volusia County Beach Safety. 

The 14-year-old from Missouri was bitten on his left foot while standing in knee-deep water at around noon, officials said. 

He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

No other details were immediately released. 

This was the fourth shark bite reported in Volusia County over the past week. 

RELATED: 4 shark bites in 6 days bolster Volusia County's status as 'shark bite capital of the world'

The string of shark incidents started on the Fourth of July in New Smyrna Beach. So far, two men in their 20s and two 14-year-old boys have been bitten by sharks in the county since last Thursday, reinforcing the county's status as "shark bite capital of the world," according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File.