On Wednesday, a ten year old boy was injured after he was attacked by a shark in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.
According to the state officials, the boy did not suffer serious injuries but he was bitten by the calf.
Reports say that the young boys is the second victim of a shark attack in Florida this week; the 10 year old is also the fourth person that was attacked by a shark in Volusia County in 2015.
Authorities report that the boy, whose identity hasn’t been disclosed, was attacked by a shark while he was swimming in chest-deep water.
The shark bit him on the calf around 1 p.m. ET, according to Tamra Marris, from the Volusia Beach Safety/ Ocean Rescue.
A lifeguard intervened immediately when he saw that the boy was being attacked and took him out of the water and onto the beach.
Because the boy’s wounds were not very serious, he was treated at on the spot and did not require to be taken to the local hospital.
According to an official statement issued by the safety agency, the beaches will remain open despite of the shark attack in Florida.
Another ten-year-old boy is currently recovering in the hospital after he was attacked by a shark lasts week off Cocoa Beach, approximately 60 miles south from the recent shark attack.
Doctors said the boy suffered “serious injuries” and needs some time to fully recover.
The shark attack in Florida that happened Wednesday is the fourth one to be reported in Volusia County this year.
Earlier this year, at the Florida Museum of Natural History the International Shark Attack File named Volusia County the “shark bite capital of the world”.
However, although the rate of shark attacks appears to be rising, experts say the latest data reveals that the there is actually an increase of people who get involved in water activities, not that the sharks are becoming more aggressive.
According to recent reports, in 2014 there were about 72 shark attacks around the world, compared to 2013 when 75 people got bitten by sharks while swimming in the water.
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