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Surfer bit by shark in Florida's Volusia County, marking its fourth attack this year

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 18:44:54-04

(CNN) -- A surfer was bit by a shark while swimming in Florida on Friday.

The 22-year-old was in the waters in New Smyrna Beach around 5 p.m. when she was bit on the foot by a shark while in chest deep water, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Captain Tamra Malphurs.

The woman, from Sanford, Florida, did not see the shark and suffered non-life threatening injuries from the bite, Malphurs told CNN.

"She was not transported to the hospital by ambulance," Malphurs said.

The incident comes just one week after an 11-year-old boy was also bit on the foot in New Smyrna Beach. This is the fourth shark bite in Volusia County so far this year, according to Malphurs.