Surfer bitten by a shark at Ormond Beach, Florida


A surfer was bitten by a shark April 11 at Ormond Beach, Florida.

Denise Oosterveld had jumped off her board into chest deep water around 4 p.m. when she was bitten on the calf.

The 35-year-old was treated on scene and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

***Update, read her account of the incident at ***

This is the sixth shark attack bite reported in Florida for the month of April.

Caitlyn Taylor, 17, was bitten April 2 and had to fight a shark in a rare encounter on the second sand bar in the Panhandle. On April 3, Kody Stephens was bitten on the foot at Daytona Beach about 5 miles south of Ormond Beach.  Melanie Lawson received a minor wound to her thigh April 4 after being bitten by a small hammerhead shark.

Two separate shark bite incidents occurred April 10 off Melbourne Beach. Heater Orr was bitten on the hand, and a 10-year-old girl was bitten on the calf.

All locations have been marked on the 2017 shark attack bites tracking map.

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