Florida man taken to hospital after bitten in the face by a shark

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A Florida man was taken to the hospital after he was bitten in the face by a shark.

The man was bitten in New Smyrna Beach on Tuesday while surfing.

Officials say the surfer came off his board in a wave, came face to face with a shark that bit him on the top right side of his cheek between his ear and eye.

Many residents say it’s not a surprise as sharks are constantly in the shallow waters.

“I’ve had them swim right by me. Bull sharks swim right by me. They’re really oblivious to you.”

The victim’s condition is unknown.

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