Shark attacks teen off New Smyrna Beach

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A teenager surfer is hospitalized after being bitten by a shark off Florida.

The Volusia County Beach Patrol says the 14-year-old boy from Vero Beach was with four other surfers in waters off New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten on his left hand Sunday morning.

A spokesman for the beach patrol tells the Orlando Sentinel the boy suffered “significant lacerations” but punched the shark and returned to shore before being taken to a hospital.

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