Shark attacks teen surfer at Florida beach in chilling video
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - **WARNING: Disturbing footage below
A 16-year-old was surfing at New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten by a shark, new footage shows.
The Georgia teenager, Doyle Nielson, was paddling in the water on September 9 just north of Ponce Inlet when a shark came up behind him and bit him on the arm.
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"It felt like someone on their surfboard has come full speed directly at me and hit me super hard," he told Good Morning America. "And then after somebody had yelled, ‘There’s a shark, get out of there,’ I realized what it was."
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The chilling video was taken by Sam Scribner, a quadriplegic photographer. He posted the video to Instagram hoping the surfer would see it and to make sure he was ok.
Nielson did see it.
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"I’m really lucky!" he replied under the video. "I walked away with only 9 stitches required. So cool you got this on camera!"
New Smyrna Beach is known as the so-called shark bite capital of the world. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Nielson’s shark bite is the 10th in Volusia County this year.
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