A 10-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when he was bitten by a shark Wednesday in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida — the second in a week and at least the fourth person to have been attacked by sharks in Volusia County this year, authorities said.
The boy, who wasn’t identified, was bitten on the calf as he swam in chest-deep waters just after 1 p.m. ET, said Tamra Marris, a spokeswoman for Volusia County Beach Safety/Ocean Rescue. A lifeguard responded, and the boy was treated at the scene for lacerations on his leg without having to go to a hospital.
The beach safety agency told NBC station WESH of Orlando that beaches would remain open.
Another 10-year-old boy is recovering from what authorities called “significant injuries” after he too was bitten last week off Cocoa Beach, about 60 miles south.
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SOURCE: NBC News, M. Alex Johnson