INJURED – 28 August 2013 – Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, USA – boogie boarder bitten

Riley Breihan, 11, suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel from a shark bite.
Riley Breihan, 11, suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel from a shark bite.

An 11-year-old girl, Riley Breihan, was bitten by a small shark while boogie boarding in knee deep water. She suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel.

She is told WESH TV after the incident: “I just think it is a miracle that none of my toes came off or like a chunk of meat came off.”

She said it hurt and she ran out of the water. Bystanders scooped her up and her grandparents took her to the hospital.

Doctors pulled out a small shark tooth embedded in her leg.

Source:
WESH TV

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WESH TV

INJURED – 2 September 2011 — Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, US – surfer bitten

Daniel True's shark bite wound
Daniel True's shark bite wound

Daniel True, 19, was bitten on the right foot by a shark while surfing near South Jetty, south of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, US.

He was able to get to shore and was treated by a lifeguard before driving himself to Bert Fish Medical Center for stitches to close the wound. It is estimated the shark was 6-foot long.

The incident happened around 11am on Friday 2 September 2011.

According to one report he said on his Facebook page that the shark was a black tip shark.

Another report says he was wading in 4 feet of water when the attack took place.

Sources:
WPTV

NSB News

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NSB News

INJURED — Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, US – 17 July 2010 – surfer attacked

Jimmy Johnston, 55, was bitten on the foot by what is believed to be a small spinner shark that was chasing bait fish while he was sitting on his surfboard. He was surfing at Ponce de Leon Inlet’s jetty, Volusia County, Florida, US on Satuday 17 July 2010 when the incident happened.

He received minor lacerations to his foot and was treated at Bert Fish Medical Center.

No other details were reported.

Sources:
News Journal Online