Shark bites boy in Florida, inflicts minor injuries

AP News
Posted: Jun 17, 2015 8:56 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a shark bit the calf of a 10-year-old boy, but he received only minor injuries.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says the Georgia boy was in the water near Daytona Beach Shores on Wednesday when he was bitten.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports that the boy was treated at the scene.

Shark bites are fairly common in Florida, mostly resulting in minor injuries.

Two teenagers were seriously injured in separate shark attacks in North Carolina on Sunday: A 12-year-old girl lost her left arm below the elbow and suffered leg injuries. A 16-year-old boy had his arm bitten off above the elbow. Both are recovering.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,