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Man bitten on leg by shark while boogie boarding in Florida

Posted at 7:34 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 10:34:04-04

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a shark bit a man from Arizona who was boogie boarding off a beach on Florida's Atlantic coast.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Andrew Ethridge tells news outlets the 49-year-old man had lacerations on his right thigh from his Saturday afternoon shark encounter. He was treated by paramedics and drove himself to a hospital for additional treatment.

Lifeguards at New Smyrna Beach didn't see the shark after the attack.

No additional details were available.