A South Carolina man was hospitalized after he was bit in the face by a shark during a surfing session in Florida. According to FOX 35 Orlando, the attack happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday (September 12) at an inlet on New Smyrna Beach — the second attack within 24 hours in the region.
Volusia County Beach Safety officials confirmed the 38-year-old victim jumped off a surf when a shark bit him on the right side of his face above the cheek. The surfer was rushed to Halifax Health with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released, the news station learned.
Then, there was an incident Monday afternoon in Satellite Beach, where another surfer decided to do another set as a pod of sharks came in.
“When I came up from the wave is when the shark kind of hit a glancing blow to my lower right back, and I knew I’d been hit,” Bill Eveland, the surfer, …