6th shark bite of the season in Volusia County

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Posted: Monday, September 1, 2014 11:30 am | Updated: 11:57 am, Mon Sep 1, 2014.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was treated and released after being bitten by a shark in the waters off central Florida.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Capt. Tammy Marris says the Boca Raton girl was body-surfing Sunday afternoon in New Smyrna Beach when she was bitten on the calf.

Marris tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1qUGrDz ) that the girl was in waist-deep water. It's the sixth shark bite of the season in Volusia County.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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