A 21-year-old man was bitten by a shark at a Florida beach.
The unidentified man, of Deland, was surfing at New Smyrna Beach around 3 p.m. on Friday when he was attacked by a shark, suffering injuries to his foot.
He was transported to the hospital by the Volusia County Emergency Medical Services, according to Fox 35 Orlando.
The man was surfing near the south jetty area when the shark attack him, the outlet said.
He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
This is the second shark bite to happen in the county this year.
New Smyrna Beach is known to be the shark bite capital of the world.
Volusia County saw seven shark bites last year, which had decreased from 17 in 2021, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Florida, alone, had 16 of the 57 unprovoked shark bites in the world last year, with many of them being reported on Volusia.
Last month, a 12-year-old from Philadelphia was bitten by a shark in Cocoa Beach, Florida, leaving her with 50 stitches in her leg.
Magnolia Woodhead was in town for a gymnastics competition and had gone to the beach with her family when a shark bite her twice.
“Right when I got out of the water, I just started screaming because I knew that it wasn’t good,” Woodhead told FOX 35 in Orlando.
She had around 75 to 100 puncture wounds in her thigh after the attack. When her father pulled her out of the water, her mother remember seeing her daughter dripping in blood.
After receiving treatment, she had to use a wheelchair to get around while her leg healed.
In New York, Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Friday that the government would be deploying 60 drones to the state’s beaches to help with shark spotting after five attacks happened around July 4.
As part of the $1 million plan, the state has activated scores of drones — adding dozens to the already existing set of 18 — with the hope of protecting against dangerous shark encounters.
“People didn’t think a lot about sharks until 1975 until Jaws premiered in all the theaters,” Hochul said. “We went from having once shark encounter in 2012 to eight a decade later.”