Possible shark bite in New Smyrna Beach leaves boy with leg injury

A spokesperson with Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says an eleven-year-old Georgia boy who was visiting New Smyrna Beach sustained a leg injury that may have been the result of a shark bite. 

Volusia County flew the red flag on Thursday, reporting that five people were pulled out of the ocean without incident.

A little after 4:30 p.m., a boy was boogie boarding when he was bitten on the leg, presumably by a shark, said Captain Tamra Malphurs with Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"The shark was not seen," Malphurs noted. 

If it is determined to be a shark bite, this would be the eighth one recorded in Volusia County this year. 

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