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Teen dives onto shark and gets bitten during Florida lifeguard training – National


A Florida teen had some pretty bad luck Monday when he jumped into the water at Ponce Inlet and landed on top of a shark, which bit him in the leg and left him injured.

The 14-year-old teenager, whose identity has not been publicly revealed, jumped into the water while participating in a sport at about 11:15 a.m. local time. Junior Lifeguard Camp Volusia County Beach Safety told local news station WKMG that there was a car accident near New Smyrna Beach.

He reportedly fell on top of a blacktip shark that was four to five metres long.

The shark bit the boy's calf and caused bleeding. The teen was treated at the scene and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

CBS News reported that the teen was practicing Water entries Had applied for lifeguard certification at the time of the incident.

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He is expected to make a full recovery.

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This is the third time in the past seven days that someone has been bitten by a shark near the New Smyrna Beach Jetty.

On Thursday, an unnamed 21-year-old Ohio man was hospitalized after suffering a leg injury. Bitten by a shark The injury occurred while playing football in reportedly “knee-deep water” at New Smyrna Beach. The injury was not life-threatening.

The next day, a 26-year-old Florida resident was also bitten on the leg by a shark in New Smyrna Beach. penetrating an inner tubeThe injury was not life-threatening and the man was taken to hospital for treatment.

It is unclear if all three victims were bitten by the same shark, or if it was the same species.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), sharks are commonly found along the state's beaches and waterways and Most active from April to October,

The authority said while there is no guaranteed way to avoid a shark bite, swimmers are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to be alert for sharks swimming nearby.

The commission pointed out that shark bites are extremely rare. In fact, being struck by lightning in Florida is 30 times more likely than being bitten by a shark.

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“Experts agree that the increase in shark bite incidents in recent years is more related to increases in the number of human visitors than to increases in shark populations or activities,” the FFWCC wrote.

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