Hilton Mantooth was surfing around 11am today at New Symrna Beach Florida. The 15-year-old was bitten on the right foot about 100 yards from shore and made it back to the beach on his own.
He was waiting for a wave with his toes dangling in the water.
Mantooth’s mother, Julie Mantooth told Wesh.com “He has a severed tendon in the big toe and the concern is infection from a shark bite into the bone,” said
A second surfer, Kevin Ross was bitten 30 minutes later. An abundance of bait fish and choppy water could be to blame.