Florida teen bit by shark while in waist-deep water at New Smyrna Beach

A Florida teen was bitten by a shark at New Smyrna Beach while walking through waist-deep water on Sunday.

The Volusia County Beach Safety says that at 7:45 p.m., 19-year-old Mathew Cornell of Sanford was walking in waist-deep water north of the Flagler Avenue beach approach at New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten on the calf by a shark.

They said that the bite caused lacerations but not life-threatening injuries. He was treated on scene by Beach Safety personnel and then went to the hospital in his own vehicle.

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