Officials: Woman bitten by shark while paddleboarding in New Smyrna Beach

Volusia County officials say a 64-year-old woman was bitten on the foot by a shark on Friday morning. 

Captain Tamra Malphurs with Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says the incident happened around 9 a.m.

The victim was reportedly sitting on her paddleboard in New Smyrna Beach in water that was about 8 to 10 feet deep. 

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"She was bit on the foot, presumably by a shark. She received lacerations on her foot and was transported for precautionary reasons," Malphurs said.

The shark was not spotted. 

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This is the first shark bite of 2021, according to officials. 

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