VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A tourist from West Virginia was bitten on both of his hands after catching a shark and trying to unhook it, officials said Friday.
Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says that around 11 a.m., a 47-year-old man was fishing next to the Ponce Inlet jetty when he caught a 4-foot shark. When he was trying to unhook the shark from the line, officials say he was bitten on both hands.
"The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and refused rescue," beach rescue said.
The shark was released back into the water.
This is the 9th shark bite of this year.