Newsweek: 40-year-old man was bitten by a shark while surfing in the waters off New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
New Smyrna Beach—located on Florida’s central east coast—is considered to be the “shark attack capital of the world,” according to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF).
National Geographic reported that anyone who has entered the water in this area has likely come within 10 feet of a shark.
Walsh told Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officials that he caught air on a wave while surfing and landed on top of a shark. read more