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Teen bitten by shark while surfing at Florida beach

July 30, 2019 GMT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teen was bitten by a shark while surfing at a Florida beach.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 18-year-old Reed Zipperer was bitten on his left hand Monday afternoon at New Smyrna Beach. He’s the sixth person bitten by a shark this year in Volusia County.

Ocean Rescue Capt. Tammy Malphurs says the teen was in waist-deep water at the time of the bite. He was treated at the beach and then drove himself to the hospital.

On Saturday, an Arizona man was bitten in the leg not far from the scene of Monday’s bite.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com