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Florida shark attack: A surfer was bit while swimming at New Smyrna Beach

CNN logo CNN 8/2/2020 By Melissa Alonso and Alaa Elassar, CNN
A surfer walks along an empty stretch of Bethune beach Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Frequent rain led to scant crowds at the beach today standing in contrast to heavy Memorial Day weekend attendance which caused some concern about the potential to spread the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) © Charlie Riedel/AP A surfer walks along an empty stretch of Bethune beach Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Frequent rain led to scant crowds at the beach today standing in contrast to heavy Memorial Day weekend attendance which caused some concern about the potential to spread the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A surfer was bit by a shark while swimming in Florida on Friday.

The 22-year-old was in the waters in New Smyrna Beach around 5 p.m. when she was bit on the foot by a shark while in chest deep water, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Captain Tamra Malphurs.

The woman, from Sanford, Florida, did not see the shark and suffered non-life threatening injuries from the bite, Malphurs told CNN.

"She was not transported to the hospital by ambulance," Malphurs said.

The incident comes just one week after an 11-year-old boy was also bit on the foot in New Smyrna Beach. This is the fourth shark bite in Volusia County so far this year, according to Malphurs.

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