|Published:||Sep 03, 2012 2:28 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 03, 2012 2:28 PM EDT|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two swimmers are recovering after being nipped by sharks in the ocean off central Florida.
Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris says a 58-year-old Orlando woman in 3 feet of water suffered a small puncture wound to her left ankle Sunday afternoon. The woman drove herself to a hospital.
Marris tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/TaOkZu ) that an 8-year-old Deltona girl was bitten a couple hours later while she was boogie-boarding in shallow water. The girl suffered minor puncture wounds to her calf and hand. Her parents took her to a hospital.
There have been six shark bites in the waters off Volusia County this year. All the bites have been minor.
Information from: Daytona Beach News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com
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