6th shark bite of the season in Volusia County

Published On: Sep 01 2014 05:38:18 PM EDT
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was treated and released after being bitten by a shark in the waters off central Florida.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Tammy Marris says the Boca Raton girl was body-surfing Sunday afternoon in New Smyrna Beach when she was bitten on the calf.

Marris tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that the girl was in waist-deep water. It's the sixth shark bite of the season in Volusia County.

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