A beachgoer mauled by a deadly shark on America’s most dangerous beaches.
The 48-year-old Lake Worth resident was bitten by a shark on Saturday while relaxing in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. (NSB) — the nation’s shark bite capital.
He is the third person to be attacked by a shark on Volusia County beaches this year, according to the local newspaper news journal reported.
On Friday, exactly one day earlier, the second shark bite victim was devastated in the county.
The second person to be mauled by a shark was a DeLand man who was surfing the same beach and suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries from the bite.
Reportedly, all of the county’s shark attacks in 2023 so far have occurred in NSB.
The man who was devastated on Saturday is said to have been bitten shortly after 2 p.m
The shark bite victim suffered minor back injuries and refused to be taken to hospital, News-Journal reported.
The first reported bite of the year in the county reportedly occurred on May 28, when a shark bit a 13-year-old Orlando girl in NSB.
The girl had a small bite on her foot.
She was attacked while boogie-boarding in knee-deep water, beach security told the News-Journal.
The teenager did not see the shark and received minimal medical attention at the scene as the family refused transport to a hospital.
Seven people were bitten by sharks in Volusia County last year.
The year 2022 was the lowest number of attacks in the county since 2015, where there were also seven bites.
in one January 2023 analysis Compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Travel Lens and the Shark Institute, they gave every beach in the US a hazard rating out of 10 based on surf fatalities, shark attacks and hurricane frequency.
With a danger rating of 8.4 out of 10, New Smyrna Beach in Florida was named America’s most dangerous beach.