Florida Shark Attack: Teens Bitten In Cocoa Beach And New Smyrna Beach

Dustin Wicksell

Florida's shark attack season appears to be in full swing, as several beachgoers were bitten in Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach on Friday, less than a week after a 13-year-old girl was attacked.

The first shark attack of the day involved a 19-year-old woman who was swimming in waist-deep water in New Smyrna Beach, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The shark struck the woman's foot around 1:45 p.m., causing minor injuries that were treated by safety officials on the beach. The woman did not observe the shark as it approached her, and the species responsible for the attack wasn't readily identified.

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"She didn't say much," James recalled. "She was in a lot of pain. I think she was still in shock."

Major Scott Rosenfeld, a Cocoa Beach police spokesman, noted that the girl's injuries were "serious but not life-threatening." Authorities believe she was standing in the water, rather than swimming, when the shark attacked her. By the time lifeguards arrived, the shark had departed the area, making identification of the species similarly impossible.

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"When it bit me, I felt like a pain, like a sharp pain and then I pulled my foot up," Alysa noted.

A runner, Whetro underwent surgery following the shark attack, which placed a graft on her Achilles tendon in order to repair the damage.

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