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    Sharks: New Smyrna Beach

    Third Florida Shark Attack Leaves 18-Year-Old Surfer Hurt

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008


    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. There have been three shark attacks in as many days in the Atlantic Ocean off New Smyrna Beach.

    Eighteen-year-old David Alger was getting on his board when a shark clamped down on his left foot Monday, said Volusia County Beach Patrol spokesman Jack Driskell.

    The encounter left him with foot lacerations, which were treated at the scene before he drove himself to the hospital.

    Authorities cleared the area of swimmers and surfers because other sharks were spotted.

    Over the weekend, two other surfers were bitten by sharks at the beach. But they didn't sustain life or limb threatening injuries.

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    Thankfully, all of these surfers are going to recover from their injuries.

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    That's wild. If that becomes a recurring problem they should really think about putting some nets up or something. I guess they prefer warmer water, I haven't seen any sharks or seen anyone pull one out from a pier in awhile.

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    Talking

    sharks scare me just as much as those stupid jellyfish. I just about got stung today while surfing right on my foot, but i just got lucky.

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    Sharks scare me a lot more than jellyfish. I did get stung by something on the foot last summer--I think it was one of those moon jellyfish because I'd been seeing them washed up on the beach. The sting felt like a bee sting, and the pain, which wasn't much to start with, was gone in an hour or two. Even a Portuguese Man o'War isn't as lethal as a shark.

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    Wink

    yeah but still the jelly fish and sharks could just ruin a good surf session no matter what happens that's how i look at it.

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    I'm more scared of the dreaded blind brown mullets.

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    Red face

    fish's dont scare me it's just the sharks,dolphins and jellyfish. Dolphins just scare me cause they pop up and they have the dorsel fin just like the sharks.

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    Dolphins don't worry me. They don't mess with people. Although about a month ago one did pop up about 30 feet in front of me coming right at me and it scared the **** out of me. But you also have to remember that dolphins beat up sharks so they usually aren't in the same area.

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    Thumbs down

    My guess is they were at Ponce..No shocker for shark capital of the world.

    http://www.local6.com/news/13676438/detail.html

    You def. see your fair share paddling out there. Wedgy little wave though.
    Last edited by bfloyd; May 1, 2008 at 03:21 AM.